President Obama Rejects Ice Bucket Challenge From Ethel Kennedy (VIDEO)
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.”
We asked the White House whether Obama would accept Ethel Kennedy’s ALS bucket challenge. Here is their response: pic.twitter.com/Z5d84ti9xk
— Matt Viser (@mviser) August 12, 2014