Why Rumors Are Spreading That Barack Obama Plays HQ Trivia in His Free Time
After running the country for eight years, former President Barack Obama definitely deserves a break. But you might not expect to see the 44th president taking that break on one of your favorite apps.
On Wednesday night, users of the game app HQ Trivia were surprised to see a user named “Obama,” complete with Barack Obama’s picture as one of the 91 winners of the game.
Disappointingly, Obama's former communications director told PEOPLE he was not playing the game at the time, as he was busy celebrating Michelle's birthday. "President Obama is as competitive a trivia player as anybody, but he was celebrating his wife’s birthday last night with dinner and a play. In other words, not exactly the most conducive environment for gaming on a phone,” Katie Hill said.
But even if the winning user wasn't THE Barack Obama, it definitely makes you wonder if he is playing under a pseudonym (or if this will inspire him to create an account). There’s definitely no questioning that our former president is a smart man. He went to both Harvard and Columbia. He won the Nobel Peace Prize. He probably has a wealth of trivia knowledge that can’t be beat. And he no longer has the demanding job of running the country.
Whether or not the real Obama decides gaming is in his future, people were just happy to see his face.
“Obama,” as well as the other 90 users, won about $21 while playing. So HQ Trivia Obama, whoever you are, we congratulate you.
HQ Trivia is open for users to play between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST daily. The app is currently only available on iOS.