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President Obama reads ‘Mean Tweets’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

President Barack Obama read a few social media jabs for Jimmy Kimmel’s popular “Mean Tweets” segment.
President Barack Obama read a few social media jabs for Jimmy Kimmel’s popular “Mean Tweets” segment. Jimmy Kimmel Live via YouTube

From his politics to his dad jeans, President Barack Obama is a frequent target for criticism and jokes.

And on Thursday, the president shared some of the stings in a light-hearted skit with Jimmy Kimmel.

Obama, making his first appearance as president on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ took part in the late night host’s popular ‘Mean Tweets’ segment. Past editions feature actors, athletes, musicians and other celebrities reading jokes and insults lobbied at them in 140 characters or less on Twitter.

Among the quips at the president: ‘Obama’s hair is looking grayer these days. Can’t imagine why since he doesn’t seem to be one bit worried about all that’s going on.’ and ‘A 30 rack of coors light is $23 now at Sun Stop. Thanks, Obama.”

But it wasn’t all jokes during the president’s appearance on Kimmel. Obama also discussed Thursday’s shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, sending his thoughts and prayers to the officers and saying there was no excuse for such ‘criminal acts.’ He also discussed the recent Department of Justice report that criticized the Ferguson police department and other agencies for discriminatory practices.

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