There's less than a month left of Jon Stewart running things on The Daily Show, and there's no sign things will slow down before he bows out. On Tuesday, President Obama stopped by to bid farewell to the late-night comedian, and what will likely be Obama's last interview on the Comedy Central show didn't disappoint. From the Iran deal to Stewart's final act, Obama's best quotes on The Daily Show was the perfect way to send off this match-up of two greats.
Obama's past Daily Show appearances have given us a number of memorable moments, from Stewart's infamous "dude" moment to playful jabs at his debate performances during his 2012 campaign. With his political insight and daring interviews — again, the man called the Leader of the Free World "dude" — Stewart gave Obama a chance to connect with millennials in words they could understand.
Sure, Obama just said goodbye to Letterman. And some of us at Bustle are wondering whether POTUS will sit down with HBO's John Oliver before he moves out of the White House. But for these next few weeks, Stewart will be the man to watch, and if the rumors prove true (and all of his favorite targets stop by Aug. 6 to bid him farewell with middle fingers and fuck you's), then it'll be a spectacle to watch.
On Jon Stewart Leaving
"I'm issuing an executive order, that Jon Stewart cannot leave the show. It's being challenged in the courts."
On What Critics Think About The Iran Deal
"If you had brought Dick Cheney to the negotiations, everything would be fine."
On The Media
"The media is a bunch of different 'medias.' There’s some that get on my nerves more than others. ... I think it gets distracted by shiny objects and doesn’t always focus on the big tough choices and decisions that have to be made."
On Civic Duty
"The best education I got was, for a few years, me working in low income neighborhoods as an organizer — not necessarily knowing what I was doing, but understanding that I wanted to commit myself to something bigger than just me."
On How To Make Change
"If people are engaged, eventually the political system responds — despite the money, despite the lobbyists — it still responds."
On What He's Learned
"The one thing I know as I enter the last year of my presidency is that the country is full of good and decent people."
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