President Obama Orders Jon Stewart to Stay On 'Daily Show'
It looks like we're not the only ones sad to say goodbye to The Daily Show's Jon Stewart. Last night (July 21), President Obama made his seventh appearance on the show, stopping by to bid adieu to the host. "I can't believe you're leaving before me," he said to Stewart, whose final show is set for Aug. 6. "In fact, I'm issuing a new executive order that Jon Stewart cannot leave the show."
While Mr. Obama's attempts to leverage his presidential power warranted some laughs, they didn't stop Stewart from pressing for answers regarding his run in the office. This is nothing new for the two, whose Daily Show dialogue has borne both banter and challenge. In fact, Obama press secretary Jay Carney admitted in a 2014 interview, "If you look back at 2012 and the series of interviews the sitting president of the United States gave, probably the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart."
Covering everything from the nuclear deal with Iran to climate change to health care, last night's critical conversation was no exception to the pair's dynamic. "There's no doubt that you get better as you go along. It's like any other job," Obama said.
While Mr. Obama's "job" ends in 18 months, Stewart's end date is fast approaching -- a mere two weeks to go. With 16 years under his belt as The Daily Show host, Stewart truly couldn't have gotten much better at his job.
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