A few months ago, Payton Wall, a 14-year-old who lost her father in the attack on the World Trade Center, sent a tweet to the Most Important Man in the World: Justin Bieber. "Hey! I have an awful life story and without your music I don't know if I could have survived," she wrote. "Do you think I could send you a letter?" When he didn't respond — making all the girls in the world a little less lonely is hard work, you know— she sent a letter to the Second Most Important Man in the World: President Barack Obama. The White House responded the very next day, according to the Post, and invited Wall to join the president at yesterday's ceremony at ground zero, where the president gave her a "bear hug." That's nice, right? A hug from the president. You think he could have stopped there. But then he had to go and promise the impossible:
She said he also told her that he "knows Justin" and that he would help arrange a meeting between the two.
This guy. He finally managed to get one big thing done and then he goes and gets himself into a new quagmire during the victory lap. Doesn't he know the PR machine around Justin Bieber is more impenetrable than Donald Trump's ego? The GOP's going to have a field day with this one. Update: It appears Obama may have done the seemingly impossible — again. Bieber just Tweeted: "I think you're wrong. pretty sure President @BarackObama will keep this promise." Well, paint us Beliebers.
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