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President Obama dodges final press conference because he ‘gotta get to Star Wars’

The White House had a special screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" for the members of Gold Star families.

President Obama ended his final press conference with 'I gotta get to Star Wars'/ Reuters President Obama ended his final press conference with ‘I gotta get to Star Wars’/ Reuters

US President Barack Obama began his final press conference of 2015 on December 18 with “Clearly, this is not the most important thing that’s taking place in the White House today. There’s a screening of Star Wars” and ended with “Okay, everybody, I got to get to Star Wars” before smiling sheepishly and exiting the media room.

The White House had a special screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for the members of Gold Star families, an organisation of people who have lost relatives in military combat. White House press secretary Josh Earnest also made an appearance and posed for pictures with R2-D2 and two Stormtroopers. R2-D2 also interacted with reporters by playing the Star Wars theme song and some patriotic tunes. “This is pretty cool, isn’t it? You gotta admit, this is pretty cool,” Earnest said.

Before the movie mania started, Obama talked about his administration’s wins of 2015 including the Supreme Court’s decisions on gay marriage, Obamacare and terror threats.

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With inputs from AP and PTI

First published on: 19-12-2015 at 01:18:22 pm
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