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President Obama's Interview with Zach Galifianakis on "Funny or Die"

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    President Obama recently sat down with Zach Galifianakis for an unforgettable episode of "Between Two Ferns" to discuss the Obamacare roll out, among other topics. The President's funny side definitely came out as he was able to go toe to toe with the wildly unpredictable host. Galifanakis was his usual self and asked the President a wide range of funny questions and the President was able to hit right back at Galifanakis.

    Here's a sample of Galifanakis' questions to the President:

    "So how does this work? Do you send Ambassador Rodman to North Korea on your behalf? I read somewhere that you'd be sending Hulk Hogan to Syria, or is that more of a job for Tonya Harding."

    "What's it like to be the last black president?"

    "You know what I would do if I were president, Mr. President, I would make same-sex divorce illegal. Then see how bad they want it."

    "I don't have a phone, I'm off the grid. I don't want you people reading my texts, you know what I mean?"


    The interview went back and forth, but the President did have a reason for doing this interview: he was trying to get young people to realize that it's important to sign up for Obamacare. While he did it in a funny way, he did strike somewhat of a serious tone regarding that.

    Perhaps the best part of the interview was at the end when the President hit a red button and the screen behind them rose to show the Diplomatic Room inside of the White House.

    Check out the full interview HERE at Funny or Die's website.
  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    When I heard about this, I thought it was going to be just a lame gimmick. But it was actually funny. Probably the most candid I've ever seen Obama be. Good stuff.
  • Center Left
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    It's great for the POTUS to engage in this stuff every once and a while. Reminds everyone he is still a real person.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Politico wrote a pretty interesting piece discussing how this one interview had a major impact with getting young people to sign up.
  • Democrat
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    come on it's just a humorous bit, some people read to much into it , it's just a funny skit , that's all, other Presidents went on the tonight show and other variety shows. Hell,Bill Clinton jammed with the band on one show, some folks need to lighten up and maybe check their caffeine intake.