In what will be the monumental and historic first time a sitting United States president appears on a network reality survival series alongside a British host, NBC announced Monday that President Barack Obama will show off his survival skills in an upcoming episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls. But before Obama’s right-wing detractors start b*tching and moaning about the president of the United States having nothing better to do with his time than milling about the wilderness with a celebrity (and who am I kidding, like that won’t happen anyway), the reason behind the appearance is for a good cause.
According to The Wrap, President Obama will be featured in an episode set in the Alaskan wilderness, where he and Grylls will observe the effects of climate change to the environment. But lest you think Obama might be given special treatment from our favorite plucky survival sadist, in addition to the PSA Grylls reportedly will still give the president “a crash course in survival techniques.” In other words, Obama drinks his own pee or GTFO.
Obama’s episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls has yet to be filmed, but NBC says it will air later this year. I hereby propose that a demonstration in survival skills be a precedent in which we judge all future Unites States presidents.
(Via The Wrap)