(WASHINGTON) — President Obama met Thursday with two activists focused on Sudan, actor George Clooney and John Prendergast of The ENOUGH Project.
Among the many items they discussed was the Kony 2012 video (currently up to 79 million hits on YouTube), which brings attention to accused war criminal Joseph Kony, thought to be in the Central African Republic.
Clooney later revealed that, having been out of the country, he hasn’t seen the video.
According to a senior administration official, President Obama first heard about the video the same way so many people have: from one of his children.
In this case, it was from Malia, 13.
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