In a skit recorded by BuzzFeed called "things everyone does but doesn't talk about," Obama can also be seen blaming himself for making cookies too big to dunk in a glass of milk and drawing a picture of his wife Michelle.
The president is also captured pretending to score a winning basket, before being interrupted and receiving a quizzical look from comedian Andrew Ilnyckyj posing as a staffer, Obama responds "can't I live, man?" before declaring "YOLO man!" you only live once.
The light-hearted two minute footage attracted the usual flurry of approval and apoplexy on social media.
Obama's White House has frequently sought to connect directly with voters and harness social media to improve the president's image.
Today's video was also designed to get Americans to enroll for a health care insurance program, part of reforms that have been the cornerstone of his presidency.
A short time after being posted the video had received 1.6 million views.

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