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Watch President Obama interview David Simon about "The Wire." Yes, really.

Watch President Obama interview David Simon about "The Wire." Yes, really.
Screengrab of Obama-Simon interview

Today the White House YouTube channel posted a 12-minute video of President Obama interviewing David Simon about "The Wire." The conversation focused primarily on the war on drugs and the problems of mass incarceration.

"I'm a huge fan of 'The Wire,'" the President says right off the bat and later adds, "Omar, by the way, was my favorite character."

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Watch the whole thing here:

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