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Obama Calls Ellen DeGeneres Oscar Tweet "Pretty Cheap Stunt" To Break His Retweet Record

"I heard about that. I thought it was a pretty cheap stunt myself."

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Speaking on Ellen DeGeneres' show Thursday, President Obama called DeGeneres' widely retweeted Oscar tweet "a pretty cheap" stunt, acknowledging his record for retweets of a tweet.

The tweet went viral during the Oscars when DeGeneres tweeted the link during the show.

If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars

Ellen DeGeneres@TheEllenShow

If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars

10:06 PM - 2 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Previously, this tweet following Obama's re-election had the record for the most retweets on Twitter.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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