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The US president wants to pull a Princess Jasmine and mingle among the hoi polloi in Israel. His disguise? A fake mustache.
If Disney princesses can dream of the world out there, why can't the US president?
President Barack Obama told Israel's Channel 2 on Thursday that he had a "fantasy" of wearing a disguise, complete with a faux mustache, so he could mingle among Israeli citizens.
"Sometimes I have this fantasy that I can put on a disguise, you know, wear a fake mustache, and I can wander through Tel Aviv and go to a bar and have a conversation, or go down to a university and meet with some students in a setting where it wasn't as formal," Obama said in the interview, according to The Hill blog.
"And we're going to try and find as many opportunities as I can to interact directly with the Israeli people."
Obama said he missed the "spontaneous interactions" he once had while travelling.
"I’d love to sit at a cafe and just hang out," he said, according to ABC News.
"You can’t just slip out and interact with people without having a bunch of guys with machine guns with you," Obama said.
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