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Jump to main content. Jump to navigation. President Obama and Jon Stewart have chatted over the years on the Daily Show, about everything from electoral politics and foreign policy to the media and the Vice President's attire. Politicians, network executives, and everyday Americans tune in four times a week and esteem his segments for their thoughtful monologues, sharp correspondents, and well-timed celebrity guests. Since , Jon Stewart has tackled current events and changed the way we talk about the world around us.
Although critics have raised eyebrows at President Obama's late night appearances , White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that "The Daily Show" might have been Obama's "toughest" interview during the campaign. Speaking to CBS News' White House correspondent Major Garrett at George Washington University Thursday, Carney said that during the last election, Obama campaign staffers had debated whether it was appropriate for the president sit down with Stewart and other less conventional interviewers. They ultimately decided it was a more effective way to reach younger viewers. Probably the most substantive, challenging interview Barack Obama had in the election year was with the anchor of The Daily Show. Obama sat down with Stewart weeks before the election, and the interview ranged from questions about the administration's response to Benghazi to some light-hearted jabs. US Edition U. News U.
Barack Obama made his sixth appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Thursday, and the conversation ranged from topics of great importance -- the president's response to Libya -- to slightly more whimsical issues -- Joe Biden's bathing suit. But Jon Stewart kicked off the interview by playfully jabbing Obama over his lackluster performance at the first debate with Mitt Romney. Explaining that he's working on his campaign scrapbook, Stewart pulled out two post debate photos and asked the president if he could identify which was from the first meetup and which was from the second. The choice was fairly clear. President Obama took the joke in stride, and, in fact, cracked several jokes about his "sleepy" performance later that evening at the annual Al Smith Dinner.
The Daily Show just got major props from the White House. Obama press secretary Jay Carney told the audience at a George Washington University forum on Thursday that Jon Stewart was the president’s “toughest” interviewer during the campaign. He offered the compliment despite.
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Obama first went on 'The Daily Show' in , when he was a senator from Illinois. He has made seven appearances in all, three since he was elected president. - Obama starts off young, jubilant and idealistic in his first interview with the liberal Stewart on Nov.
AP File Photo. And according to White House press secretary Jay Carney, that was the "probably the toughest interview" Obama had in And the answer was yes, again because young voters that we were trying to reach are more likely to watch 'The Daily Show' than some other news shows. Following a commercial break, Stewart told Obama "the questions are going to get a little bit tougher. Before when you ran, you had certain things that you thought; I wonder if four years as president has in any way changed that. OK, first one is, we don't have to trade our values and ideals for our security. Do you still feel that way?