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Zach Galifianakis to Obama: 'What Is It Like to Be the Last Black President?'

The president appeared on comedic actor Zach Galifianakis’ satirical online program “Between Two Ferns” to plug the Affordable Care Act. Though you may already know most of the information gleaned during the interview (i.e., whom Obama rooted for during the Winter Olympics), some of it will make you laugh.

Several of Obama’s reactions to Galifianakis’ quirky comments and intentionally offensive questions are worth watching. After fawning over “Hangover” star Bradley Cooper, much to the interviewer’s chagrin, the president then explains how to sign up for Obamacare via the Internet or telephone.

Galifianakis, by the way, has neither because he “doesn’t want you people looking at my texts, if you know what I mean.” The episode was released Tuesday on comedy website Funny or Die, which, according to Mother Jones, “has a very good relationship with the Obama administration, which includes creating a recent batch of pro-Obamacare videos, and even pitching the president a sketch idea directly.

“Galifianakis,” it adds, “is himself an Obama supporter.”

For those of you who have watched “Between Two Ferns” before, get ready for a shocking revelation about where the program’s been set all along.

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

Natasha Hakimi Zapata
Assistant Editor and Poetry Editor
Natasha Hakimi Zapata is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American Literature at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She also holds a Creative Writing M.F.A. from Boston University and both a…
Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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