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President Obama does the worst Frank Underwood impression you have ever seen

Andrew Prokop is a senior politics correspondent at Vox, covering the White House, elections, and political scandals and investigations. He’s worked at Vox since the site’s launch in 2014, and before that, he worked as a research assistant at the New Yorker’s Washington, DC, bureau.

For April Fools' Day, President Obama leaned toward the camera and did his best impersonation of President Frank Underwood from House of Cards. The short impression, which is not particularly good, ends with Obama joking, "Frank learned it from me."

When it's not April Fools' Day, though, Washington officials tend to mock the hit show's lack of realism. Outgoing White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer recently asserted that HBO's comedy Veep depicts Washington far more accurately, saying, "House of Cards is as accurate a depiction of Washington as The Walking Dead is of life in suburban Atlanta."

This, of course, contrasts with Kevin Spacey's recent declaration that former President Bill Clinton privately told him, "99 percent of what you do on that show is real." But a few months earlier, Clinton joked to Ellen DeGeneres that a real-life president couldn't get away with murder — unfortunately. "I wish I'd have known about that in office," he said. "You know, think of all the opportunities I missed. So little time, so many people who had it coming. Brazen."

As far as the accent goes, however, I'm willing to cut Obama some slack — Spacey's weird accent is tricky to master, as you can see in the video below.

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