(CNN) — President Barack Obama said he wishes Washington worked a little more like it does in the Netflix series “House of Cards.”
Kicking off a meeting with tech executives at the White House on Tuesday, Obama asked if Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings brought advanced copies of the hit web series, which enters its second season in February and focuses on Kevin Spacey’s power-hungry character, Rep. Frank Underwood, as he skillfully maneuvers politics inside the Beltway.
The CEOs laughed and asked if the President would consider a cameo.
“I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient,” Obama joked. “It’s true… Kevin Spacey, I said, man, this guy’s getting a lot of stuff done.”
Cameras were allowed in the room briefly at the beginning of the meeting before being ushered out.
Obama sat down with Hastings, Tim Cook of Apple, Eric Schmidt of Google, as well as executives from Twitter, Microsoft, Facebook, Salesforce, Etsy, Dropbox, Yahoo!, Zynga, Sherpa Global, Comcast, LinkedIn and AT&T.
The meeting was expected to focus on performance issues with HealthCare.gov – the federal Obamacare website, but the President was also expected to address NSA spying.
Tech industry leaders have asked the Obama administration to change its practices. A federal judge said in a preliminary ruling on Monday that bulk collection of telephone metadata by the NSA is probably unconstitutional.
CNN’s Dana Davidsen contributed to this report