President Obama’s Final Appearance On “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (VIDEO)
President Barack Obama made his third and final appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Tuesday, and talked about a variety of topics, but mostly focused on the Middle East. Watch the full interview in the video below!
The interview started off light with Obama telling Stewart, “I can’t believe that you’re leaving before me,” referencing his presidential term ending in January 2017 while Stewart’s hosting of “The Daily Show” is over in just a few weeks. Obama added, “I’m issuing a new executive order that Jon Stewart can not leave the show. It’s being challenged in the courts.” In response, Stewart joked, “To me, this is a states’ rights issue.”
Stewart then began to bring up the serious topics, but not without his comedian touch. “Whose team are we on in the Middle East?” Stewart asked. He then noted, “We’re fighting with Iraqis to defeat ISIS along with Iran. But in Yemen, we’re fighting Iran with Iraqis and Saudis.” Obama responded, “That’s not quite right. But that’s OK.” Stewart simplified things by asking, “Who are we bombing?” Obama pointedly stated, “We’re going after ISIS. We’ve got a 16 country coalition. That’s a top priority.” The President then explained his administration’s determination to prevent Iran from ever getting access to a nuclear weapon.
The segment ended on a light note, just as it had begun. Stewart asked Obama if he had any advice for “Future President Trump,” to which Obama responded, “I am sure the Republicans are enjoying Trump’s current dominance.” Stewart then quipped, “Anything that makes them look less crazy.” Finally, Obama declared that Stewart and “The Daily Show” have been a “great gift to the country.”
Watch President Obama’s final interview on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and tell us what you think.