The president appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” during the middle of his three-day visit to Nevada and California, where he is campaigning and raising money for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates. The segment contained a mix of humour and serious talk about the current election.
Obama entertained Jimmy Kimmel’s audience with some of the mean tweets sent his way, beginning with one sent by Donald Trump in August when he said “President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States.”
Obama’s reply: “Really? Well, @realDonaldTrump, at least I will go down as a president.”
It wasn’t all jokes during the interview though. Topics ranged from the Chicago Cubs advancing to the World Series to confronting why there’s an air of mistrust around Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
“This just has to do with the fact that she has been in the trenches, in the arena for 30 years,” said Obama on the more serious topic of Clinton’s trustworthiness.
“What we haven’t seen before is somebody questioning the integrity of elections and the role of the people,” he said. “What we haven’t seen before is a politics based on putting down in very explicit terms Muslim Americans who are patriots or describing women, not in terms of their intellect and character but on a one to ten score.”
With files from CP.