WATCH: President Obama Interviews ‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon, Calls Show “One of the Greatest”

President Obama David Simon

President Obama revealed that he is a huge fan of critically acclaimed HBO series, The Wire, calling it one of the greatest television shows in the last couple of decades.

POTUS sat down with the show’s creator, David Simon, to talk about the drug trade and its impact on the American culture, reports E! news.

The Wire, HBO’s successful series, took a look at the Baltimore drug scene and the struggles of law enforcement.

“I saw this from a perspective of a state legislator,” said Obama. “This explosion of incarcerations, disproportionately African American and Latino, and the challenge which you depict in your show, folks go in at great expense to the state, many times trained to become more hardened criminals while in prison, come out and are basically unemployable and end up looping back in.”

“Nobody incarcerates their population at this level,” Simon added.

President Obama says if we can start thinking more productively about this problem, “In 20 years, we can say to ourselves, maybe we got a little smarter.”

Check out their discussion below:

SOURCE: ESSENCE
Dominique Hobdy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s