You can now send a message to President Obama straight from your Facebook Messenger


Throughout his mandates, President Obama and his team have built an image for him of being hip, tech-savvy, and down to earth. The natural progression of such a PR plan is, of course, to sooner or later move to the field of digital instant messaging.

There is the issue that handling chat requests from thousands of Americans at once is probably not a feat that can be accomplished by a correspondence team of mere mortals. But, thanks to the recent introduction of Facebook chat bots, it's now doable.

That's right – the White House now has its own Facebook Messenger bot. All you need to do to potentially, maybe get in touch with President Barack Obama is take out your phone and send a message to the official White House page on the social media.

No, you won't get to send selfies directly to the President's Galaxy S4. You will be interacting with a bot, which will take you through the process of entering your message and filling out your contact details. It will then be passed along to the presidential correspondence team and may even end up in the hands of President Barack Obama himself, as it is stated that he reads 10 letters from US citizens every night to stay grounded and in touch with the people. Even if your story doesn't get to the President personally, it may still end up being published on the White House's Tumblr blog — yes, there is one.

Do note, for those of you tempted to troll, that the messages received by any official White House social media profiles are subject to the Presidential Records Act and may be archived... for a long, long time. Just a heads-up.

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23 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is gonna be an interesting comments section.

3. Ryan001

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 11, 2016

By interesting you mean liberal self-flagellation and congratulating each other afterward

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22396; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, I think he meant conservatives making posts here to push their "Trump" agenda on an article that really doesn't have anything to do with Trump. Y'know, like what you did with your comment #2. Smh....

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said MG, on point as usual bro. You owned him.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22396; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks, DJ. It's always posts like these that the nut jobs come out of the woodwork.

12. TerryTerius unregistered

Well, simply mentioning President Obama's name is a dog whistle for certain segments of the populace. It's practically an immutable rule of comment sections.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22396; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. They are absolutely rabid when it comes to their disdain for President Obama.

16. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Just like how Android users find themselves in Apple comments sections calling iPhone users sheep and insinuating they are not tech savy because they don't own an Android? Lol

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22396; Member since: May 28, 2014

You can say the same for BOTH camps of users. EL-OH-EL.

2. Ryan001

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 11, 2016

TRUMP 2016! 17,18,19,2024! Out with the traitorous undemocratic losers and in with someone who'll repatriate our industries instead of settling for subpar Chinese crap!

13. TerryTerius unregistered

Although I am the furthest thing possible from a conservative and ergo will not be voting for Trump, I definitely share your sentiment about repatriation. We would probably agree about the need to stop corporate inversions as well. The difference comes in figuring out in what form tax money being stored offshore should come back, and figuring out how to create an economy in which the profits don't leave in the first place. Which is really the biggest hurdle to solving the repatriation issue, and it's the one I have yet to hear anybody really address.

17. aegislash

Posts: 1527; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Ryan001, are you aware that one out of every three people who supports Trump is just as stupid as the other two?

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Can't wait for people to ask like: "Mr President, how do you feel about Kanye running for the 2020 election?"

6. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I can't say to him what I am thinking.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and the messages will be filtered 152 times by various government department, FBI, US congress, Illuminati, and aliens

8. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

For those of you who think Obama is the worst president in history, please read the facts. http://www.factcheck.org/2016/07/obamas-numbers-july-2016-update/

15. TerryTerius unregistered

You know, it makes no difference what you say about the president, or how accurate the information you present is. There'll always be people who are absolutely determined to loathe him. There are certainly very valid points of dissention you can have with the president's policies, and that is healthy and necessary conversation. But so often it devolves into ridiculous accusations, misleading or incorrect talking points, ignorance, and borderline hate speech. Really, the greatest threat to America has nothing to do with any foreign power or terrorist group. It is the slow dissolution of our unity and increasing tribalism. The shadowy beast bearing a dozen heads that threatens to break the foundations of our house.

18. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

Well said. The way I look at this election is this: if Trump is elected: World War 3 and/or American Civil War 2 will be among us. I'd rather have 4 years of bad presidency with Clinton than millions of people being killed with Trump's thin skin. However, at this point, I'll just sit back and eat the popcorn while Trump continues to bury his own grave when he opens his mouth. It's quite astonishing to say the least.

9. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Yeah... Makes PERFECT sense... Consider all Obama is going to do from now is gardening, tendering the dogs, knitting sweaters and/or picking his kids from school... Retirement, eh...!? Not surprising at all, to be honest... Oh, well... G'Day!

19. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Obama's second term was horrible. During his first term, there were 11 gorillas in the Cincinnati Zoo. During his second, there were only 10. Harambe 2016!

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So basically he is doing a good job. Just imagine how much better things would be if Congress worked with him vs against him. Maybe 20M more people would be working. Maybe unemployment would be 3% or less. Maybe only 15% of people would be getting food stamps. This is what happens when you get a "do noting" Congress full of hypocritical bigots. This is why ALL Gov't positions need term limits...ALL.

27. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Millenials are so easily brainwashed and gullible. If u call the most indebted illegal president in history with the lowest year over year economic growth rate of less then 2% and highest number of blacks on food stamps and welfare, than he is the awesome by libtard standards!!

26. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Obozo. Worst illegal president in us history.Trump 2016!!! Say no to crooked Hilda beast and her Clinton crime foundation. Treason at the highest level!!!!

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