White House Rickrolls With the Punches

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During yesterday’s White House’s “Office Hours” Twitter chat, a commenter mentioned that the conversation was getting a little stale, so Obama Administration economic advisor Brian Deese sent him a little entertainment: Rick Astley’s music video for “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

In other words, Deese Rickrolled him.

Deese was on Twitter when user David Wiggs tweeted:

“This WH correspondence briefing isn’t nearly as entertaining as yesterday’s.”

Deese replied:

“@wiggsd Sorry to hear that. Fiscal policy is important, but can be dry sometimes. Here’s something more fun: tinyurl.com/y8ufsnp

Given the lyrics, perhaps the White House is sending a thinly-veiled message to the American people:

Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

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