"I am not doing an impression of Obama," Foxx said, explicitly. This was followed by a roughly three-minute monologue/impression of the President, which was spot on to the point of eliciting hearty giggles from the packed room.
Foxx went on: "Although certain times I do Obama-type things." The suggestion was that he might throw in a phrase or word that rings true with the real-life President, but that's about where the parallels end. Emmerich, for his part, nodded approvingly.
And, judging by the footage, unless Obama is incredibly attached to his Air Jordans, gets into likely mismatched buddy-movie scenarios with a wanna-be Secret Service agent who looks like Channing Tatum, and has fired a machine gun into the back of a brawny bad guy, we're likely to believe Foxx on this one.
"White House Down" will be in theaters June 28.