President Obama has a potty mouth, and he's not afraid to admit it.
During an interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin for Vanity Fair, the president stated,
Being president is an extraordinarily stressful job, so you can hardly blame him for blurting out a few expletives here and there.
Correspondingly, research actually shows that cursing relieves stress and pain.
It's also hardly a secret that the president likes to curse. In a 2010 interview with Matt Lauer about the BP oil spill, President Obama said,
Sometimes, cursing is actually the best way to get your point across and let people know how you truly feel... like, for example, when the president called Kanye West a "jackass" after the rapper famously interrupted Taylor Swift's VMA acceptance speech.
The president is definitely not the first person to think this about Kanye.
This Vanity Fair interview also isn't the first time the president has admitted he likes to curse. He once told Jerry Seinfeld,
President Obama is hardly the only commander-in-chief with a reputation for profanity, either.
Lyndon B. Johnson was notoriously vulgar, and apparently dropped numerous f-bombs. In a conversation with Greek Ambassador Alexandros Matsas about Cyprus in 1965, Johnson reportedly stated,
Research also shows that people who tend to curse are more intelligent and have better vocabulary. So, perhaps we should be comforted by the fact that many presidents curse.
Long story short? You do you, Mr. President.