The Opposite of Disgust: The Obamas know and use basic sign languagePosted: March 22, 2012
This comes via Distriction (which I found via a Yahoo news story).
President Obama recently was greeted by deaf college student on a rope line with “I’m proud of you” in American Sign Language. The President responded in ASL, with a “thank you.” Check out the video:
Now it is up for debate as to whether or not the President understood the meaning of the young man’s signing, but the simple fact that he has taken the time to learn to at least minimally communicate with people different than him speaks volumes.
It turns out that the First Lady is also able to communicate in ASL: