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Barack Obama and Zach Galifianakis trade insults on ‘Between Two Ferns’

Zach Galifianakis asks Obama about the dire situation in North Ikea.


Michelle Jaworski

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Posted on Mar 11, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 3:51 pm CDT

President Barack Obama (sp?) is back in the hot seat, but certainly not the kind he’s used to sitting in.

The “Community Organizer” appeared on the latest episode of Zach Galifianakis’s Between Two Ferns, and the nothing was off-limits as Galifianakis asked Obama about North Ikea and Dennis Rodman, how it was to be the last black president, and which country he rooted for in the Winter Olympics.

Obama abandoned his usual diplomatic composure and didn’t hold anything back, either.

“No, I actually think it’s a good idea,” he said about not being able to run for a third term. “If I ran a third time, it’d be sort of like doing a third Hangover movie. Didn’t really work out.”

Like any celebrity on a talk show, he was there to plug something, and we actually have Obamacare to thank for something. Obama was promoting the Affordable Care Act, that “site that didn’t work,” for Funny or Die’s younger audience as the Mar. 31 deadline to apply for health care approaches.

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*First Published: Mar 11, 2014, 9:22 am CDT