Obama US IrelandAs President of the United States you get more than access to nuclear codes and top-secret security briefings -- you also get advance screeners of "Game of Thrones."

During a Facebook Live stream from the show's Hollywood premiere, creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed that President Obama has asked for early viewings of the HBO drama. And since he's the president, well, they said yes.

"I think, for both of us, finding out the President wanted advanced copies of the episodes was an 'ah-ha' moment," Weiss said, answering a question about when they knew they "made it."

"That was a very strange moment."

Benioff added, "When the commander-in-chief says, 'I want to see advanced episodes,' what are you gonna do?"

Obama is an avowed fan of "Game of Thrones," and even asked director David Nutter last year if Jon Snow was really dead. Since he is the leader of the free world, Obama is getting special treatment, as HBO chose not to send out advance screeners to anybody (including critics) this year. So, he'll find out if Jon is, as Nutter put it, "deader than dead" — or if some Melisandre machinations bring him back to life, as fans have theorized.

Thanks, Obama.

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