Jon Stewart devoted the entirety of Tuesday’s Daily Show to his interview with President Barack Obama.
“You don’t have that much time to take away Americans’ guns, declare
martial law, and put hardworking Americans in FEMA camps,” Stewart
noted. “If you’re gonna do that, you’d better get started.”
Tuesday’s show was Obama’s last appearance on the show before both
men leave their respective positions, with Stewart set to sign off on
“I can’t believe you’re leaving before me,” the president joked,
before announcing that he had penned an executive order requiring
Stewart to stay on the job, only for it to be “challenged in the
“For me, this is a state’s rights issue,” Stewart quipped in response.
After lengthy discussions on both foreign policy and his
administration’s interactions with the media, Obama closed the interview
by insisting that “there is a common purpose at the neighborhood level”
in the US, which is dissipated in the political world by polarizing
elements and the influence of money.
“The only way to prevent that is by people getting involved,” Obama said. “It doesn’t take that much.”
“After seven years, is that the advice that you then bequeath to future President Trump?” Stewart asked.
“I am sure the Republicans are enjoying Mr. Trump’s current dominance in their primary,” the president said.
“Anything that makes them look less crazy,” Stewart responded.