President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to participate in reddit’s popular AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) feature today.
The site, known as “the front page of the Internet,” is well-known for the feature, which allows users the opportunity to interact with a host of interesting individuals.
Within minutes, as the news that the commander-in-chief was taking questions spread, the thread jumped from 1,000 to 12,000 users and seemed to momentarily crash the site’s servers.
President Obama answered a variety of questions. Considering the medium, he was asked quite a few about protecting Internet freedom. Here’s what he had to say:
President Obama also talked about the potential for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizen’s United:
The most difficult decision he’s had to make this term:
Finally, he gave us all hope that we might get the chance to try the White House beer: