President Barak Obama showed his lighter side on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, sitting down for an ‘All Obama’ edition of Celebrities Read Mean Tweets. The segment, which involves celebrities reading mean spirited messages about themselves, has been building popularity since it’s inaugural video in 2012. Mean Tweets has previously hosted stars such as Britney Spears, Lena Dunham, and a slew of others.
Though, this may be Kimmel’s biggest ‘get’ yet and the President didn’t fail to perform. My personal fav might be “A 30 rack of coors light is $23 now at Sun Stop, Thanks Obama.”
After shooting the segment the President sat down with Kimmel, who told the head of state that he’d done a great job. Obama replied jokingly, saying, “Those weren’t that mean … you should see what the Senate says about me.”
The chat then led to smartphones, revealing that the Obama still uses a Blackberry, as security measures prevent him from using phones with recorders in them.
The two also discussed what it’s like being the President when it comes to everyday things like cooking and driving. Obama said that he “can’t drive”, to which Kimmel quipped, “Is this because you don’t have a birth certificate?”
The line refers to conspiracy theories circulated during his presidential campaign that Obama, was not a U.S. citizen and was in fact from Kenya. Groups then demanded that he produce a birth certificate to prove his American citizenship. But, quick-witted Obama kept up and replied, “In Kenya we drive on the other side of the street.”
It wasn’t all silliness, however, as Obama also discussed the Wednesday night shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri. The President reflected that, “What had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest, but there was no excuse for criminal acts.”
Obama’s next stop after Kimmel’s show was a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Santa Monica. The event was held in the home of another president, Chris Silbermann, head of ICM Partners, a major Hollywood talent agency. It was a closed-door party, but a source has said tickets cost up to $33,400 and about 25 people were in attendance.
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