Last week, Nichelle Nichols was able to meet President Barack Obama, and she has shared a picture taken with the President with her Star Trek fans.
“I was honored to get a chance to meet with Pres[ident] Barack Obama today in the White House,” she said via Twitter. “He was as charming and handsome as I had expected.”
Nichols had heard that Obama had once had a crush on her, and she asked Obama about it. “Months ago Pres[ident] Obama was quoted as saying that he’d had a crush on me when he was younger,” said Nichols. “I asked about that and & proudly confirmed it!”
Obama also said something to Nichols guaranteed to bring a smile to Star Trek fans. “President Obama also confirmed for me that he was definitely a Trekker,” said Nichols. “How wonderful is that!”
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