White House Runs With ‘Jedi’ Meme

The White House’s digital team has clarified the president’s “Jedi mind meld” sequester slip-up with a Star Wars–Star Trek meme that deserves serious props. Sci-fi nerds across the country jabbed Obama for mixing his references this morning when he said he can’t perform a “Jedi mind meld” (rather than a Jedi mind trick or a Vulcan mind meld) to get Republicans to agree to a sequester deal. Hours later, the White House released a clever meme on Facebook and Twitter indicating what the president meant, correctly referencing both sci-fi franchises: “These cuts aren’t the solutions Americans are looking for,” the first part reads. “To deny the facts would be illogical.” Clever, are you.