U.S. President Barack Obama has always made it clear that he sees the value in social media, but a recent tweet from The White House offers some humorous confirmation of just how in-touch with the Twitter-verse he and his staff really are.
Anyone following the official White House Twitter feed knows that the last few days have been filled with messages regarding the ongoing efforts to plan out the nation’s fiscal future. The @WhiteHouse account has been posting updates and excerpts from the President’s budget discussions, as well as responding to questions from Twitter users.
It’s also been doing its best to make the discussion of policy, well… fun.
When Twitter user David Wiggs tweeted that yesterday’s White House correspondence briefing “isn’t nearly as entertaining as yesterday’s,” the White House team offered an apology and a link to something it promised would be a little more entertaining.
Here’s the text of the @WhiteHouse response: “Sorry to hear that. Fiscal policy is important, but can be dry sometimes. Here’s something more fun: http://tinyurl.com/y8ufsnp”
Following that link takes you to — wait for it — the video for Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”
So, not only did David Wiggs get rickrolled, he got rickrolled by President Obama himself. That’s resume material, buddy.