The Blog

Obama to Students at Talent Show: 'I've Got Talent'

5:04 PM, May 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

President Obama is talented. He said so himself. 

At a White House talent show for students, President Obama dropped by and proclaimed, "I've got talent. I've got some talent but I wasn't invited to be part of the show." The president was joking, according to the White House pool reporter.

Here's the pool report:

At 4:08 p.m., POTUS dropped by an East Room student talent show hosted by FLOTUS for a couple minutes. The event was open press, but pool wasn't alerted to POTUS attendance before the event. The press office says a transcript of his remarks is forthcoming.

"I've got talent. I've got some talent but I wasn't invited to be part of the show," Obama joked during his brief remarks, touting the importance of the arts.

POTUS said he hoped the event would convince state and local leaders to support the arts. "The arts are central to who we are as a people and they are central to the success of our kids. This is not an afterthought."

Obama left to cheers and FLOTUS said: "Thank you honey."

Recent Blog Posts

The Weekly Standard Archives

Browse 18 Years of the Weekly Standard

Old covers