Barack Obama said he has a secret Instagram account — a so-called finsta — in a new PSA to get out the youth vote for the 2020 election.
And the former president’s claim predictably sent social media into overdrive.
In an ATTN: video released Wednesday, Obama thanked young people for teaching him how to successfully quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic — from sourdough starters to the “Renegade Challenge” on TikTok.
Obama, whose Secret Service code name is “Renegade,” said he enjoyed the Renegade Challenge on “my finsta.” He went on to extoll the virtues of voting, and suggested how to do it safely, early and securely amid the ongoing public health crisis.
Check out the video here:
“Now, there are a lot of people out there trying to confuse and mislead you about this election. They’re trying to make you cynical,” Obama said in an apparent dig at President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly sought to sow doubt about the result of the 2020 election.
“They are trying to get you to believe your vote doesn’t matter,” Obama added. “Do not let them do that. Our democracy is a precious thing and it’s up to all of us to protect it.”
Now, it’s unclear whether Obama does actually have a fake account on the Facebook-owned platform.
But Twitter users sure had fun talking about the possibility: