"Spock is what Maureen Dowd calls me. Darth Vader is what John Boehner calls me," the president shelp at a D.C. event.

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President Obama might apparently think about himself a Star Trek fan, yet that doesn’t intend he deserve to constantly differentiate in between the universes of Vulcans and also Jedi.

Addressing journalists on Saturday evening at the Gridiron Dinner, Obama referenced a recent slip-up in which he perplexed a “Jedi mind trick” with a Trek-universe “mind meld.”

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“After a very public mix-up last week, my communications team has provided me via an easy means to distinguish in between Star Trek and also Star Wars,” Obama stated, per the official White Housage transcript.

“Spock is what Maureen Dowd calls me. Darth Vader is what John Boehner calls me,” he sassist, referencing the New York Times columnist and the Republihave the right to Housage Speaker.

The joke was in response to a press conference he offered in at an early stage March wright here he responded to a CNN correspondent’s query about sequestration by replying that he hoped he could “somejust how perform a Jedi mind meld with these folks and convince them to carry out what’s right.”

Obama ended his remarks at the Gridiron Dinner, an yearly event that was held this year at D.C.’s Washington Renaissance Hotel, by purposely making a more noticeable sci-fimistake.

“And in the words of one of my favorite Star Trek personalities — Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterpclimb — ‘May the pressure be via you,"” the president said.

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