Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” Features President Barack Obama As Special Guest

October 28th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
barOct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With just days remaining for the mid-term elections, United States President Barack Obama made an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Wednesday. With his latest television appearance, the United States President added another chapter in the history books as he became the very first sitting president to appear in an one-on-one with host Jon Stewart. While speculations are ripe that next week’s mid-term election might go in favor of the Republicans, experts feel that appearing on the Comedy Central show was President Barack Obama’s last ditch attempt to appease the young voters.

The United States President used the platform to defend the reforms and the steps that have been taken by his administration during his tenure. In the 30-minute interview with Jon Stewart, President Barack Obama defended his ‘change you can believe in’ campaign saying that the idea of transforming Washington is work in progress and it can’t take place overnight. The United States president emphasized that when he promised ‘change you can believe in,’ he surely did not mean that the change can come within 18 months. At the same time, president Barack Obama refuted claims that the health care reform legislation could be described as ‘timid’ while he even went on to defend the steps taken by his administration to bring the country out of global economic meltdown.

According to the White House, last night’s edition of the “Daily Show” was the very first time when the entire episode was dedicated to a single guest whereas usually the program showcases satirical takes of the day’s event followed by a short segment featuring a guest.

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