Watch President Obama Meet His Professional Doppelganger

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
March 7 2014 3:03 PM

Watch President Obama Meet His Professional Doppelganger

As part of the White House's initiative to prosthelytize millennials on the benefits of ObamaCare, President Obama and members of his administration met with various YouTube personalities last week in the West Wing. Among them was Obama impersonator Iman Cross, who treated POTUS to his best impression of the commander in chief, trademark baritone voice and all.

"Either I can get to work or you can. You can take a lunch break, and I can take an hour. Fill in for you," Crosson said, while standing with Obama in the Oval Office as White House staffers cracked up behind them. The president was a good sport, laughing and telling Crosson that he'd need more gray hair on his head in order for the impersonation to be truly dead on.


"It was just a mind blowing moment–because I've been doing this for so many years–to be in his office, doing an impression of him, for him," Crosson said of the experience.

A.J. McCarthy is a Slate video blogger.



Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.