President Barack Obama was giving the students a heartfelt pep talk at the Bluestone High School in Skipwit, Virginia. He told them he’d been hearing “great things” about their school and hoped they were “focused on doing everything you can to excel in school.” reported WSJ.
“I’m counting on all of you. I’m proud of you,” Obama said. “Any questions?”
“Do you know Justin Bieber?” a girl standing in front of him asked.
Mr. Obama, amused, said he does know Mr. Bieber and he’s a “very nice young man.”
But, he added, “I think he’s got a girlfriend.”
As he walked back to his bus, a reporter asked Mr. Obama how he’s enjoying the trip.
“I’m having a great time,” he said.