Several important political and economic concerns were addressed in the YouTube interview with President Obama on Friday, but one debate was finally settled: Obama established the proper shape of dog pants.

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YouTube star Adande Thorne, also known as sWooZie, ended his interview with the president by entering a "lightning round" of pop culture questions.

This was when he pulled out his diagram of the infamous "dog pants" meme, which has caused countless arguments online over whether a dog would wear pants on all four legs or just their back legs.


"The American people really want to know this one," Thorne said. "If you had to pick a pair of pants, for your dog, A or B?" (Choice A referred to pants on all four legs, while choice B referred to just the hind legs).

The president's response was swift and immediate.

YouTube star Adande Thorne was asking the big questions during the grilling. Photo: Screenshot

Whether he had decided beforehand, or was just exercising his executive decision-making skills, Obama pointed to choice B, pants just on the hind legs.

Thorne asked if this was his final answer, or if he wanted to phone a friend, but Obama held firm.

On the other choice where all four dog legs are inside pants, Obama declared: "It’s a little too conservative. A little too much."

So now the American people know: if a dog should wear pants, they are to wear pants on the back, and only the back, set of legs. Anything else is officially un-American.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has not yet commented on the 'dog pants' controversy.

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