Although the #MeanTweets portion of Jimmy Kimmel Live has had some huge stars and created some of television’s best moments over the years, arguably the show’s greatest guest stopped through to take on the chair and the smartphone last night (March 12).
President Obama’s edition of #MeanTweets, in all honestly, wasn’t that mean — he even later admitted that himself, however, it’s well worth a watch.
Here’s what the tweeters were saying:
“Obama’s hair is looking grayer these days. Can’t imagine why since he doesn’t seem to be one bit worried about all that’s going on.”
“Is there any way we could fly Obama to some golf course halfway around the world and just leave him there?”
To which Obama replied: “Well, RWSurferGirl, I think that’s a great idea.”
“A 30 rack of coors light is $23 now at Sun Stop. Thanks, Obama.”
“How do you make Obama’s eyes light up? Shine a flashlight in his ears.”
This one tickled the President: “Haha, that’s pretty good,” he said.
“somebody send obama some lifehacks on how to be a good president. haha. like, i bet that would help. lol”
Obama schooled this Twitter user: “You know the ‘lol’ is redundant when you have the ‘haha.’”
On a more serious note, President Obama addressed the ongoing tensions in Ferguson, Missouri and the recent shooting of two police officers who were attacked during a demonstration following the resignation of Ferguson’s police chief.
“Obviously we don’t yet know what happened. Our thoughts are prayers are with the officers and their families. Thankfully, as you said, they’re going to be okay.
“What had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest. But there was no excuse for criminal acts. Whoever fired those shots shouldn’t detract from the issue [that] they’re criminals and they need to be arrested. Then what we need to do is to make sure that like-minded, good spirited people on both sides — law enforcement who have a terrifically tough job and people who understandably don’t want to be stopped and harassed just because of their race — that we’re able to work together to try and come up with some good answers.”
Check out the two video segments below:
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