President Obama: Omar Little was the best character on "The Wire"

President Barack Obama, left, and Omar Little (Michael K. Williams) from HBO's "The Wire." Getty Images/HBO

President Barack Obama, left, and Omar Little (Michael K. Williams) from HBO's "The Wire."
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(CBS News) Fans of "The Wire" all have their favorite characters from HBO series - and so does President Obama.

The president shared his pick this week during an interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons.

Simmons asked, "Settle an office debate. Best 'Wire' character of all time?"

"It's got to be Omar, right?" the president responded. "I mean, that guy is unbelievable, right?"

Omar Little, played on the Baltimore-set series by Michael K. Williams, is a shotgun-toting gay man who makes his living holding up drug dealers.

"What a combination," Mr. Obama said of the character. "And that was one of the best shows of all time."

Tell us: Who is your favorite character from "The Wire"?

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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