- ‘Watchmen’ delivers a surprisingly conventional superhero finale Sunday 10:11 PM
- Facebook ads are spreading misinformation about HIV Sunday 10:11 PM
- Military investigates students’ suspected white power hand signs at football game Sunday 9:41 PM
- North Carolina man allegedly stole $88K then posted it on Instagram Sunday 8:34 PM
- People are pissed a CGI influencer said she was sexually assaulted Sunday 4:56 PM
- BTS’ RM says he’s lost 33 AirPods Sunday 3:59 PM
- Taylor Swift’s ‘hyper-realistic’ cat cake is scaring fans Sunday 3:03 PM
- Nick Cannon is reportedly playing his Eminem diss track on repeat Sunday 1:20 PM
- College quarterback blasted by ex-girlfriend in savage AF breakup TikTok Sunday 12:27 PM
- Hallmark pulls ad featuring lesbian couple after conservative protest Sunday 11:27 AM
- Actress’ tweet calling out fellow passenger for not moving seats backfires Sunday 10:43 AM
- The 10 most influential hashtags of the decade Sunday 6:30 AM
- A lonely grandma sought family to spend Christmas with on Craigslist Saturday 5:45 PM
- Airbnb bans white supremacists tied to Iron March forum Saturday 5:07 PM
- Did a Twitter user really get tricked into naming baby ‘Jack Ingof’? Saturday 4:46 PM
On the top of everyone’s minds, however, was the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Mo., early Thursday morning. The officers are back at home after being treated for their wounds, and Obama condemned the violence in his first public statement on the shooting. He also shared his thoughts on the Department of Justice’s report on the Ferguson justice system. He said he remained optimistic that the people in Ferguson and the police could find a way to work together.
“What had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest,” Obama told Kimmel. “But there was no excuse for criminal acts. Whoever fired those shots shouldn’t detract from the issue. They’re criminals. They need to be arrested.”
But in his interview, which took up much of the show, viewers got to learn a bit about life as the president. For instance, he’s can’t get the newest smartphone, he won’t share Hillary Clinton’s email address with Kimmel, and aliens definitely don’t exist. (Or do they? That’s what they want you to think.) Also, he’s not allowed to drive—and the last time he tried, it didn’t exactly go too well.
He’s also pushing for a Student Aid Bill of Rights to protect people who want to go to college, make it more affordable to do so, and help people with loans be able to refinance them. But getting Congress to work with him is a different story.
Screengrab via Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.