Last year, Barack Obama gave an interview to GQ where he bragged about loving Game of Thrones. But when asked who his favorite character was, his answer was suspicious. “My favorite character is probably … the dwarf, what’s his name?” Obama said. His name is Tyrion, dude, and if Game of Thrones was really your favorite show, you’d know that.
Was the President’s supposed love for the most popular show on television genuine or just a calculated political move? “The problem with Game of Thrones, though, is that I don’t remember the names of any of the characters,“ he tried to explain. “So when I watch it, I know exactly what’s going on. But if you read a review of the show afterwards and they’re mentioning such and such, the only one I remember is Jon Snow, because I can pronounce Jon Snow.”
In a Buzzfeed video that hit the internet yesterday, Obama tried to redeem himself by trying to name every character that’s died on the show. It’s an impossible task—so many people die on Game of Thrones—but the President gave it his best shot. He gets through about eight, which is pretty good considering he has a free world to lead. The video also featured Obama trying to accomplish five things harder than registering to vote, which included playing Operation, making a friendship bracelet, and untangling a pair of Apple ear buds. Check it out above and don’t forget to vote!