White House, Jedi


If President Barack Obama thought the House Republicans were hard to deal with, imagine a hoard of angry sci-fi nerds!

During his White House press conference about sequestration cuts earlier today, the commander in chief mixed up two different Star Wars and Star Trek catchphrases, upsetting fanboys all over the globe.

So what geeky faux pas did Obama make exactly?

While speaking about the upcoming sequester, Obama said the phrase "Jedi mind meld," accidentally combining the term "Jedi mind trick" from Star Wars and the "Vulcan mind meld" from Star Trek (oops!).

But that's not all. Shortly after, the White House poked fun at the sci-fi mix-up by tweeting a photo of Obama with the caption, "We must bring balance to the Force. #Sequester #JediMindMeld."

Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy got in on the Twitter fun by responding, "Only a Vulcan mind meld will help with this congress."

The official Star Wars Twitter account also weighed in on the blunder, posting, "#JediMindMeld? Come on, it's #JediMindTRICK! #StarWars."

We're betting Obama thinks twice next time he wants to make a sci-fi reference in one of his speeches!

Or maybe he'll just reach out to the one man who can bring these two camps together: J.J. Abrams.

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