Last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! featured one very famous guest. President Obama is making the interview rounds before leaving office at the end of his second term, and Kimmel was able to convince him to sit down for a second round of "Mean Tweets." You can give the amusing new segment a watch, below.
A lot of celebrities have willingly gone on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and read mean tweets about themselves before. Over the years, it has become apparent that the really amusing guests are the ones that respond to the tweets with more than a laugh or an eyeroll. During last night's episode, President Obama was happy to get in a retort or two. When one mean tweeter suggested he doesn't even look like he lifts, President Obama replied with, "Well, I lifted the ban on Cuban cigars; that's worth something."
The show took this a step further, even giving Barack Obama the opportunity to respond to one of the over-the-top things Donald Trump has been happy to tweet out to his followers over the last few months, including the now-infamous tweet about Obama being the worst.
Obama didn't take that lying down, cheekily stating that at least he will "go down as a President." Overall, some of the tweeted insults were less harsh than others, comparing President Obama to Nickelback and taunting him with the fact he looks like someone who would eat mustard. (Who is that anti-mustard?) However, a lot of these are a little harder hitting, or at least give Obama the opportunity to address them with good humor.
This isn't the first time President Obama has headed to late night and read mean tweets. The politician sat down on Jimmy Kimmel's late night show back in the spring of 2015 and also got in some good-natured trash talk about the tweets he was reading. So, he's had at least a little bit of practice at this before. Still, this will be the last time Barack Obama reads mean tweets while acting as the President of the United States of America.
President Obama didn't just simply pop in to film a "Mean Tweets" segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live! He also got into some more heavy-hitting topics, including voting, the Cubs, and whether or not he wishes he were running against Donald Trump. To see the more candid interview segments, head here.
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