President Obama made his last appearance on The Daily Show as hosted by Jon Stewart on Tuesday (July 21) night. Obama, who has appeared seven times on the show, is having equally as hard of a time with Stewart's impending departure as the rest of us:
I can't believe you're leaving before me. In fact, I'm issuing an Executive Order that Jon Stewart cannot leave the show. It's being challenged in the courts.
Stewart's response was equally witty, saying that it was more of a "state's rights issue" to him.
Obama also took the opportunity talk about his recentsuccesses,
and the long road of hard work that went in behind the scenes. He highlighted climate change as his next goal, speaking of the small past successes and his future aims. Obama also highlighted three important areas changed by his presidency:
The VA works better than when I came into office. Government works better than when I came into office. The economy is better than when I came into office.
Stewart asked Obama about the Middle East, provoking a reflective response. Obama made it clear that Iran isn't a friend, pointing out that you don't need to negotiate peace with your friends, and emphasizing why the deal reached was the best possible one.
Obama also briefly touched on the Republican race, quipping, "I'm sure the Republicans are enjoying Mr. Trump's current dominance as the front-runner".
Stewart's sixteen year run as host of The Daily Show will end on August 6. Unless, of course, Obama makes good on that Executive Order.
Watch an extended interview below: