President Obama took to Twitter today to answer questions as part of his post-State of the Union visit to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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The president's social media outreach was "part of his effort to engage with Americans about the real progress the American people have made to move our country forward, and how we can continue taking action to address the challenges and opportunities in the years ahead," a White House official said.
Twitter users posed questions ranging from health care to basketball, using the hashtag "#AskPOTUS." Here's a look at five of the president's responses.
1. Obama's greatest memory as president
the night aca passed; standing on truman balcony with all staff whod made it happen, knowing we'd helped millions. https://t.co/eUr3rZ3UN7— President Obama (@POTUS) January 14, 2016
2. Standing up to Islamophobia
so we all need to speak out against bias and stereotypes, to protect the freedom of others, and our own as well.— President Obama (@POTUS) January 14, 2016
3. Michael Jordan > Kobe Bryant and Lebron James
love em all, but as a bulls fan got to go with mj. in baton rouge, just met lsu freshman ben simmons - will be great https://t.co/Du1gflVYp4— President Obama (@POTUS) January 14, 2016
4. How he'll make college more affordable
Expanded pell grants, capped loan repayments at 10% income, but now want to also make 2 yrs community college free. https://t.co/RS9XFDpp9c— President Obama (@POTUS) January 14, 2016
5. Reducing influence of money in politics
despite court cases like citizens united ill work with orgs/states across US to find new ways 2 reduce $ in politics https://t.co/fuTdewJcyh— President Obama (@POTUS) January 14, 2016
Some of the questions the president didn't answer came from House Speaker Paul Ryan