‘Today Show’: George H. W. Bush feigns ignorance about Justin Bieber

The interview aired Tuesday morning.

We do not know exactly how the following story could be any stranger. On Tuesday morning’s edition of “The Today Show,” Jenna Bush Hager had the opportunity to interview her grandfather (and former President) George H. W. Bush as a way to celebrate his 88th birthday … and to talk about socks and teenage pop sensations.

While there were some serious moments of reflection during the chat, things started to take the bizarre turn when Bush opened up about being a “sock man,” and how he enjoys accessorizing with socks with everything from argyle to American flag print. His granddaughter is quick to tell him that Justin Bieber is also someone with an affinity for socks — which leads the former President to do his best to act like he knows who Justin Bieber is.

Like with Bush, Bieber also has an interesting relationship with NBC. He gave his first live TV performance of “Boyfriend” on the finale for “The Voice” last month, and he also has an upcoming “All Around the World” concert special airing June 21 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.

What do you think about this random moment between grandfather and granddaughter?

Photo: NBC

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