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Jimmy Kimmel got President Obama to read mean tweets about himself

Thanks, Obama.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Mar 13, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 7:54 am CDT

You’d think being the Commander in Chief would prevent Pres. Obama from seeing the appalling things people write about him on Twitter. He has people to run that for him, plus Congress and Fox News do enough Obama-hating on TV. But even the president sometimes get a bit sad to R.E.M. like our normal celebrities, musicians, and sports stars.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night, Obama got the chance to air out his grievances and read some of the mean-spirited things people have said about him—once Jimmy Kimmel’s staff weeded out those tweets you can’t say on TV. As with that weird BuzzFeed video, the Kimmel segment let Obama showcase his sense of humor, and of course he got an entire “Mean Tweets” segment to yourself.

Screengrab via Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

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*First Published: Mar 13, 2015, 9:17 am CDT