President Obama Reads ‘Mean Tweets,’ Discusses Ferguson on Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Obama Mean Tweets

President Obama has a sense of humor.

POTUS made his first in-person appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to make a plug for his Student Aid Bill of Rights and discuss the racially-charged tension in Ferguson, but before he got down to business, he participated in the famed #MeanTweets segment of the show to read some of the things people say about him on the social media site.

Obama opened the segment by reading a tweet from @carold501: “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.”

He continued with a tweet from @RWSurferGirl: “Is there any way we could fly Obama to some gold course halfway around the world and just leave him there.”

This time, he sarcastically responded , “Well, @RWSurferGirl, I think that’s a great idea.”

Some of the tweets were more comical than others with one user blaming Obama for beer prices.”A 30 rack of coors light is $23 now at Sun Stop. Thanks, Obama,” @campaignrpoz tweeted.

The final tweet came from @TPPratt, who wrote, “I am alright with the President wearing jeans. I am not alright with the President wearing THOSE jeans.”

POTUS seemed to take everything in stride. After reading the tweets, he concluded, “I have to say, though, those weren’t that mean. You should see what the Senate says about me!”

While on the show–and on a far more serious note–President Obama addressed the recent shooting of police officers in Ferguson.

“I think what had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and worthy of protest, but there was no excuse for criminal acts,” Obama said, in part. “And whoever fired those shots shouldn’t detract from the issue. They’re criminals. They need to be arrested. And then, what we need to do is to make sure that like-minded, good-spirited people on both sides — law enforcement, who have a terrifically tough job, and people who understandably don’t want to be stopped and harassed just because of their race — that we’re able to work together to try to come up with some good answers.”

He also explained why he wants to create a Student Aid Bill of Rights.

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