President Obama's Fake Mustache Fantasy

On Thursday night, President Obama told Israel’s Channel Two that he often fantasizes about going around in disguise while on official trips —with say, a fake mustache — and just blending in. As expected, the Internet exploded.

“Sometimes I have this fantasy, that I can put on a disguise, wear a fake mustache and I could wander through Tel Aviv and go to a bar and have a conversation, or go down to a university and meet with some students in a setting where it wasn’t as formal,” Obama told the interviewer.

While I completely get the President’s desire to be normal, I have to point out that a fake mustache is probably not the best way to achieve this.

But if he does decide to go for the fuzz, I have to ask: the Handlebar, the Salvador Dali or the Chevron?

See the full interview below:

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Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.

President Obama's Fake Mustache Fantasy

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