Bethany Mota Gets to Interview the President Because YouTube


Three YouTube personalities are getting the chance to interview President Barack Obama. It’s 2015, guys.

Which means drones and YouTubers are taking all our jobs. It’s okay, though. The interviewers aren’t just randoms who post squee videos. They’re some of YouTube’s most enterprising personalities with subscribers in the millions. Business Insider reports that 19-year-old (fashion adviser?) Bethany Mota, comedian and “Queen of YouTube” GloZell and professional nerd Hank Green will host the sessions on Jan. 22 after the State of the Union address.

The above video announcement shows all three prepping for the occasion from the comfort of their slovenly homes. “My subscribers want to know about education,” says Mota. Other important subjects: Green mentions lack of jobs and Glozell says racial profiling. YouTube is also asking people to submit questions via Twitter, so hopefully 140 characters is enough for your three-part question about the student loan crisis or policing reforms in the aftermath of Ferguson! According to YouTube:

“Over the next few days, the creators will ask you to share the questions you have for the president, some of which may be asked during the interview. Use #YouTubeAsksObama on social media to suggest issues that are important to you or any questions that are on your mind.”

Can they also solve the mystery of the Malia Obama selfie?

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