Here is a story about Jaden Smith, as told by Will Smith, about a visit to the White House Situation Room:
“Barack is talking about the Situation Room, and Jaden says, ‘Excuse me, Mr. President?’ And Barack said, ‘Don’t tell me,’ and in perfect form—like, this is why he’s the President—he stopped and looked at Jaden and said, ‘The aliens, right?’ And I was like, ‘Oh, shoot!’ And he said, ‘I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of extraterrestrials, but I can tell you if there had been a top secret meeting and if there would have had to have been a discussion about it, it would have taken place in this room.’”
What is wrong with this family thinking they are on a first-name basis with everyone? First Willow calls Madame Oprah Winfrey “Girl” and now you’re telling me you called the President Barack? Are you being a serious person right now?
I’m all for a good story about a precocious tween, but these Smith kids have to be stopped. Do you think Kiernan Shipka or I would have introduced such banality into a conversation with the leader of the free world? Of course not. All I would want to discuss with the President is equal pay for equal work, and the ridiculously high tariffs on French cheeses.