Welcome to Washington, Rick Astley! In the midst of the cantankerous debate over the debt ceiling, the White House decided to have a little fun with one bored constituent on Wednesday (July 27) by … Rickrolling him.
David Wiggs, an "energy tech enthusiast" from Tennessee, voiced his blah reaction to a Twitter town hall event, saying "This WH correspondence briefing isn't nearly as entertaining as yesterday's."
Within minutes, the official @whitehouse Twitter replied (see above) with an apology to Wiggs, adding, "Fiscal policy is important, but can be dry sometimes. Here's something more fun." The link that followed was that old chestnut of online pranks, the beyond cheesy and decidedly uncool video for Astley's chart-topper 'Never Gonna Give You Up.'