President Obama participated in a “virtual field trip” with students Thursday.

“Well, everybody’s had writers block,” he explained to the kids, talking to them extensively about writing. “Even the best writers, it’s usually not that good the first time you write it.”

And then the student interviewer, Osman Yaha, cut him off: “I think you’ve sort of covered everything about that question,” he said smoothly when Obama was going on and on about his affection for reading.

“[He] thinks I’ve been talking too long,” Obama replied. “Let’s move it along. I’ve got you.”

White House reporters could easily try this, right?