The president, though, continued his analogy: "But you don't go back to using a rotary phone. You don't say 'Well, we're repealing smartphones. We're just gonna do the dial-up thing.' That's not what you do."
Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
However, when your product becomes a topic of amusement right at the top -- and is the object of a big laugh from the audience -- you know that there is so much work to do to restore faith, not just in the phone but in the brand.