Many will be disappointed next month when Jon Stewart makes his final departure from the Daily Show. Count among the disappointed President Obama. He began his interview by declaring an “executive order” requiring Stewart to stay on. Stewart joked that he saw it more of a “states’ right’s issue.”
The conversation then moved to the president’s plan (according to the RWNJ crowd) to “take away american’s guns, declare Marshall law and put hard working Americans in FEMA camps.” The two remarked how if the President is going to do that, he’s certainly running out of time and best get started.
On a more serious note, the two discussed how the president did indeed play a ‘long game” in the White House since day 1. Americans are now seeing the fruits of that labor. Developments in health care, climate change and international relations were covered. Obama also took a moment to correct the record on the confusing middle east situation and who is on which side.
On the media, Obama stated his biggest concern with the mainstream media is how they “get distracted by shiny objects” in today’s world. He also remarked about how he learned about how his administration has tried to adapt to the “modern media world.” His last note on his media critique was all about Americans coming together and having real conversations instead of the polarized world we have today. He claimed that citizen engagement is always the key to success in that area.
Stewart closed by asking if Obama had any advice for “future President Trump.”
Check out the entire interview HERE:
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