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President Obama Rejects Ice Bucket Challenge From Ethel Kennedy (VIDEO)

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By Shari Weiss


Ethel Kennedy President Obama Ice Bucket Challenge Video

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Ethel Kennedy President Obama Ice Bucket Challenge Video

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Plenty of public figures have joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — but President Obama won’t be one of them.


As Gossip Cop has reported, the awareness campaign consists of challenging people to dump ice water on their heads or donate to charity, and then participants continue the chain by ordering at least three people to do the same.

Obama was recently challenged by none other than Ethel Kennedy and her famous family, after they took part on Monday.

But the White House tells the Boston Globe that the Commander-in-Chief won’t accept the challenge, and has no plans suit and get wet.

“The President appreciates Mrs. Kennedy thinking of him for the challenge – though his contribution to this effort will be monetary,” says the statement. “The President [will] be making a donation to an ALS charity this week.”

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