WASHINGTON, D.C.–Calling it nothing more than an example of his “personal sense of style,” President Barack Obama today said people are reading too much into the fact that he has been wearing a bejeweled crown virtually any time he is in public lately.
“Let me be perfectly clear about this,” the president said, “I am not a king. I’m no emperor. I’ve said that many, many times. But– and let me be clear about this–that does not mean I can’t express myself through fashion. And that is all I am doing by wearing this crown.”
Critics have cited the president’s frequent use of executive privilege as evidence to the contrary. Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to 5 million undocumented immigrants has been pointed to as proof that the Commander in Chief sees himself as a monarch, as has another executive order that does away with presidential term limits.
“We all know that a king’s position is one of divine right,” Obama continued, “So far God–or Allah, depending on your faith–hasn’t named me king. That’s the point I want to be absolutely clear about.”
When pressed on the likelihood that God would name him king before the end of his second term, President Obama refused to speculate.
“I’ve said many times that it is folly to try and predict what God is going to do,” the president said, “We all know that when God speaks to us, it is a private conversation. But if He comes to me and tells me that I am now the king of the free world, I promise to let you know. So far that hasn’t happened, so when you see me wearing this crown, just think of it as presidential bling, and nothing more.”