Obama Reads Mean Tweets About Himself on Kimmel

'No excuse for criminal acts,' he says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2015 12:18 AM CDT
Updated Mar 13, 2015 7:32 AM CDT

President Obama—introduced as "the first Kenyan-born, Muslim socialist" president—appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, but it wasn't all joking around: He made his first public comments on this week's shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, reports the New York Times. "What had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest," he said, "but there was no excuse for criminal acts." "Whoever fired those shots shouldn't detract from the issue," he added, calling for "like-minded, good-spirited people on both sides" to work together, Variety reports.

Obama also took part in Kimmel's "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" segment, Mediaite reports. "Is there any way we could fly Obama to some golf course halfway around the world and just leave him there?" the president read aloud, responding, "I think that's a great idea." "Somebody send Obama some lifehacks on how to be a good president. Haha. Like, I bet that would help. LOL," read another. "The LOL is redundant when you had the haha," noted Obama, who also read tweets commenting on his jeans and rapidly graying hair but quipped that they were all tame compared to "what the Senate says about me," reports the New York Daily News. (Read more Jimmy Kimmel stories.)

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