How to Scare POTUS? Put a Snowman in His Bedroom!
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When the president and First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with PEOPLE editor in chief Jess Cagle and White House correspondent Sandra Sobieraj Westfall for this week’s cover story, President Obama admitted that the many decorative snowmen lining a winter wonderland-themed hall in the White House have set him on edge.
“There’s a whole kind of Chucky element to them,” he jokes to PEOPLE, referencing the killer doll that comes to life in the Child’s Play horror film franchise. “They’re a little creepy.”
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The first lady couldn’t resist teasing her husband over his snowman phobia, suggesting, “We should start moving them in. We should put one in the bedroom, right by his bed.”
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Perhaps the scheme could be fodder for the first lady’s Let’s Move campaign?
“I would move,” the president joked. “If I see one of those snowmen in my bedroom, I’m moving.”
“Running from the snowmen,” added the first lady.
“I’ll grab you too,” the president assured his wife.
“You’d leave me,” she accused.
“No, I wouldn’t leave you,” he replied.
“Not with one of those creepy snowmen.”