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This will probably be the last time President Barack Obama reads mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as POTUS — and we are sad.

Obama stopped by Kimmel on Monday and took part in one of late night television’s funniest segments. As tensions rise between current presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Obama is giving us all something to smile about — at least until the November 8th election.

In Monday’s round of mean tweets, Obama was forced to read that he “couldn’t negotiate getting a whopper without pickles” and that he “dances like how his jeans look.”

According to @momof4munchkins, she “Just found out my daughter shares a birthday with Obama PUKE”. For @James141980, he thinks “Barack Obama is the sharknado of presidents. Loud, stupid and over-hyped! #sharknado4.”

But of course, Obama couldn’t stop by Kimmel to read mean tweets and then leave. The late night talk show host questioned Obama about his thoughts on this year’s election and, specifically, what he thinks about Trump’s debate style.
Per Obama, he laughs “most of the time” when watching Trump debate — When it comes to Clinton, Barack is 100% supportive. “Having worked with her, she is smart as a whip, she works really hard, she cares deeply about working families in this country, and she’s not somebody who thinks the job is about flash and sizzle and making speeches,” he said.
He continued, “It’s about getting policy right and making sure that folks are doing a little bit better. I think in a time when everybody wants to get 100 percent of what they want right now, and if someone doesn’t agree, they’re completely wrong, the brand of politics that Hillary represents—pragmatic, you don’t get everything all at once, you make progress in little pieces—that may not attract as much attention. It’s not something that goes into 140 characters.”

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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