President Barack Obama might want to consider being a comedian after his term is over. Ok, maybe not, but he sure does know how to crack a joke.
The nation’s President made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night and participated in one of the best segments on the show. In a segment called “Mean Tweets,” stars read out loud tweets written about them from unkind social media users. Needless to say, Obama was all game.
“I think it’s important to remember that presidents are people, too, and from time to time we give celebrities the chance to read some of the mean things people tweet about them. Tonight, we extended that same courtesy to our commander-in-chief,” Kimmel told the audience.
Obama started the segment with a tweet from @carold501. “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,” the 53-year-old read.
He continued with a tweet by @RWSurferGirl, “Is there any way we could fly Obama to some golf course halfway around the world and just leave him there.”
@campaignrpoz tweeted, “A 30 rack of coors light is $23 now at Sun Stop. Thanks, Obama.”
Another social media user wrote, “How do you make Obama’s eyes light up? Shine a flashlight in his ears.”
@theautho tweeted, “Somebody send obama some lifehacks on how to be a good president. haha. like, i bet that would help. lol.”
And finally, the President read a tweet by @TPPratt that wrote, “I am alright with the President wearing jeans. I am not alright with the President wearing THOSE jeans.”
During the segment, the Hawaii native reacted to Kanye West’s recent speech at Oxford University where he told a group of students that he can call Obama “out of the blue” and that “Obama calls the home phone.”
“I’ve met Kanye twice,” Obama said. “The first time was when I was a senator and he was with his mom. He’d just gotten big. He’s from Chicago, so they wanted to meet, and he was very soft-spoken and very gracious. He was a young guy, and hadn’t quite come into his own. And about six months ago, he came to an event and, look, I love his music and he’s incredibly creative. I don’t think I’ve got his home number.”