Pres. Obama Did Not Disappoint on His Final Appearance On The Daily Show

July 22nd 2015

Sarah Gray

Jon Stewart is leaving "The Daily Show" this summer, but not before interviewing President Barack Obama one more time. On Tuesday night, President Obama spoke with Stewart for the entirety of the program: the two covered everything from the Iran deal, healthcare, Obama's tenuous relationship with the media, young people and government, and of course senioritus.

"I can't believe you're leaving before me," the president quipped. "In fact, I’m issuing a new executive order that Jon Stewart cannot leave the show."

The meat of the interview was spent discussing the deal with Iran—Stewart allowed the President to make his case for the deal. (ATTN: breaks the Iran deal down here.)

The two also discussed the president's relationship with the media. Many in the press have complained his administration is too closed off, and Obama admitted certain aspects of the media bother him—the fracturing and polarizing of media along with the tendency to get "distracted by shiny objects."

Most importantly, the two closed out talking about participation in government, and President Obama's belief that young people are not as jaded and disengaged as many think. "The young people I meet around the country—and by the way around the world—they have that same sense," Obama said, referring back to his time as a community organizer. "This notion that young people have lost their idealism, or they're too cynical or ironic, it's not true! But we have to give them pathways to get them involved."

He encouraged young people to reach out to their representatives and speak their minds, making the case that many voices carry weight in this democracy.



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