President Obama talks Donald Trump, more in ‘Tonight Show’ interview

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While President Barack Obama has certainly done the talk-show circuit over the course of his Presidency, Wednesday marks the first time that he is specifically appearing on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” It was pretty easy to assume what some of the subjects of conversation would be going into the hour, so we’re not altogether shocked to learn that Donald Trump was a hot topic.

Specifically, what Obama comments on in his chat with Fallon is the game of late-night TV as of late: Mock Trump as much as possible. While it may have produced many good TV moments, he argues in excerpts released by Deadline that he does not find nearly as much joy in it, mostly because of his perspective of what is good for the country:

“So I am actually not enjoying, and I haven’t been enjoying over the last seven years, watching some of the things that have happened in the Republican Party. Because there’s some good people in the Republican Party. There are wonderful Republicans out in the country who want what’s best for the country and may disagree with me on some things but are good, decent people.

“But what’s happened in that party, culminating in this current nomination, I think is not actually good for the country as a whole. It’s not something Democrats should wish for.”

We don’t want to get too far into politics in this article, but we imagine that the whole Trump vs. Obama rhetoric is something that will dominate the news cycle very much over the next few months. With Hillary Clinton almost assuredly the nominee, it will mean that he will likely kick his own campaign for her into high gear.

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