Obama wows deaf community by speaking sign language

It may have looked like sleight of hand, but with a few quick gestures Obama just about guaranteed himself the deaf vote in November, thanks to Stephon, a deaf, 26-year-old student. After enjoying his up-close seat to “hear” the president at Prince George’s Community College, Stephon caught his eye. “It was like he was waiting for me to say something,” he explains in his video recount. “I took the moment and signed ‘I am proud of you’ and his response was ‘Thank you’ in sign language back!” The deaf community is mighty impressed, not only with the prez, but with Michelle, too; click here to see her conversing comfortably in sign language!