President Obama sticks to email; no tweeting for the Commander-in-Chief

President Obama sticks to email; no tweeting for the Commander-in-Chief
It is well-known that President Barack Obama is a BlackBerry addict. This addiction dates back prior to his first presidential campaign. There was talk about getting the monkey off his back, but the Commander-in-Chief says he cannot switch to an Apple iPhone for security reasons. Obama isn't totally without an iOS device as he was given an Apple iPad 2 by Steve Jobs himself.

On ABC TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday evening, the president said that he never uses Twitter and rarely composes his own texts. Referring to BlackBerry's highly-regarded email client and physical QWERTY, President Obama said, "I don't text. I email. I still have a BlackBerry."

While his daughters both own smartphones and send text messages, Obama said that he was barred from having a phone with the latest technology for security reasons. He isn't even allowed to own a phone that has a voice recorder installed.

During his appearance on the show, the president was asked by Kimmel if he could share Hillary Clinton's new email address with him. "I can't share it with you. I don't think she'd want you to have it, frankly," the president joked. Clinton, the front-runner to be the Democratic Party's presidential candidate for 2016, was discovered using a personal email account while Secretary of State. That is a no-no in Washington D.C.

Kimmel also took some time to have the president read some of the "Mean Tweets" posted on Twitter about him. You can check it out by clicking on the video below.



source: JimmyKimmelLive, Reuters

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25 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon - two great comedians but Jay Leno can't be touched.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

100% with you, on top of the fact that the guy has the most sophisticated humor - he's also a car buff... Huge Car Buff...

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The way I see it is... Jimmy Kimmel has the best celebrity contacts and invitees to the show. Jimmy Fallon has very good games but he is far from being funny. Conan is damn funny. Ellen - Not for men.

5. engineer-1701d unregistered

twitter needs shut down the twits that use it have no life just get a job already or die

10. CitizenX

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

Jimmy Fallon a great comedian? A knee to the crown jewels is funnier than that stooge.

17. datagrab

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Fallon falls flat to both of 'em just sayin.

3. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

That's a lie. He tweeted on the official white house page yesterday about the police being shot in Ferguson.

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

celebs dont tweet they have social managers that do it for them

15. MelvinPainter

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I kind of like his #BokoObamaForever

7. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

The only downside to be a president of the United States is he must use a dinosaurs. I wonder what Putin use?

11. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

'A dinosaurs'? Grammatically incorrect. His reason was quite good and I don't think you should complain for him...

8. CitizenX

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

Putin users YotaPhone of course, its Russian!

9. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

LOL. and India PM, Narendra Modi, use Micromax?? and use TATA as the car?

12. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Lol, go on. Indonesia's president?

13. MelvinPainter

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Anytime a president has to go on a talk show, you know he only has a clueless audience.

14. MelvinPainter

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

As he plays with his blackberry, people are getting shot, burned, and beheaded in the Middle East by the very people he created. What a guy.

16. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3048; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Sorry to spoil your troll session but it was Bush 41 who got that ball rolling. I don't know if you're playing the Black President angle or the dumbass Neo-Con angle but I'm here to give you the facts angle. While Bush 41 was still St. Reagan's VP, he brokered the Iran-Contra deal. When someone blew the whistle to Congress, them boys in the Middle East got some kind of pissed. Read your history if you're not old enough to remember - and I don't mean Wikipedia.

18. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

U sound a bush hater and a obama d*cker

22. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3048; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Just the facts ma'am.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30654; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said, love the knowledge. +1

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30654; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Love the Prez, funny vid too.

21. MelvinPainter

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

What effing idiot took on taxpayer funded 747 to a west coast democrat fund raiser while his effing wife took another taxpayer funded large jet to the same place just to dance. ALL ON THE SAME DAY. Meanwhile people are getting murdered in the Middle East by the people the effing idiot created.

23. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3048; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Up until St. Reagan and Pothead Nancy, every President kicked it in a B707. I guess it wasn't good enough for Ronny and he ordered up the B747 and switched from a Lincoln limo from the Nixon era to a ballin' Cadillac. If you're going into a battle of wits, don't come unarmed.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30654; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yawn.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30654; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

^^^^^^

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