Skip to main content

Web Catch: Watch sixth grader interrupt Obama – in the name of lunchtime


“I think you’ve sort of covered everything about that question,” said Osman Yahya, the sixth grader making headlines for his interview with President Obama on Thursday.

The President of the United States was explaining his love of reading when the Maryland middle schooler decided it was time to wrap things up. His quick moderation of the Obama's answer has since stolen the show on social media.

“I didn’t mean to cut him off. I was just nudging him to get on,” Yahya tells POLITICO.

The pint-sized moderator's reasoning was noble, however, as lunchtime was quickly approaching. "He's a really nice guy," Yahya added. "Most students were hungry."

Let this be a lesson for us all: never, ever attempt to come between a middle school class and their lunchtime. They'll win.

Next Up

northbound remodel facebook

Northbound brewpub reopens with new look, revamped menu

It had been closed since October for the big remodel.

Snow, Hanley Falls

Latest storm track, snow forecast for weekend winter storm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch.

gianni's wayzata heated patio

These Twin Cities restaurants have heated patios for outdoor winter dining

From bonfires to igloos, Twin Cities restaurants have you covered as temperatures drop.

Kirill Kaprizov

Kirill Kaprizov's slow start is a thing of the past

A potential sophomore slump has been erased with a three-point night against the Devils..

mpd aldi incident screengrab

Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

The department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

US Sec Defense Flickr - Joe Bide Nov 11 2021

Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

Willow River DOC

MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.