‘We are building Iron Man,’ President Barack Obama jokes
Using comic timing that can rival the best stand-ups, American President Barack Obama joked “I’m here to announce that we’re building Iron Man,” ABC news reported. He was talking about a new effort to boost high-tech manufacturing.
The president was seen chuckling soon after. But there’s more. “I’m going to blast off in a second,” he said. “This has been a secret project we’ve been working on for a long time. Not really. Maybe. It’s classified.”
Obama has proved time and again he has a great sense of humour. This latest quip came as he was announcing the creation of two ‘Manufacturing Innovation Institutes’ in Chicago and Detroit.
“This has been a secret project we’ve been working on for a long time. Not really. Maybe. It’s classified,” he said
“They’re partnerships that bring together companies and universities to develop cutting-edge technology, train workers to use that technology, and then make sure that the research is translated into real-world products made by American workers,” Obama was quoted by ABC as saying.