Sixth-grade interviewer nudges the leader of the free world ‘to get on’

Sixth-grade interviewer nudges the leader of the free world 'to get on' (Image 1)

There may be a spot for this kid at the upcoming presidential debates.

Sixth-grade student moderator Osman Yahya is getting attention for cutting off President Obama during a question-and-answer session Thursday with students at a Washington library.

When the president got a bit long-winded while describing how he breaks through writer’s block, Osman let the commander-in-chief know he had said plenty.

“I think you’ve sort of covered everything about that question,” said Osman, a middle school student from Salisbury, Maryland.

The president got the hint.

“Osman thinks I’ve been talking too long,” he told the crowd with a smile.

When the young man tried to backtrack, the president laughed.

“No, let’s move it along. I got you,” he said.

Osman later told Politico that he didn’t mean to cut off the president.

“I was just nudging him to get on,” he told Politico. But it was lunchtime, and he needed to wrap things up.

“Adults might have been diplomatic,” he agreed. However: “Most students were hungry.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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