Obama slams Trump as he reprises ‘Mean Tweets’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (You expected otherwise?)

President Obama and Jimmy Kimmel talk during a commercial break on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday.
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Barack Obama is now a two-term president when it comes to “Mean Tweets” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

POTUS’ first “Mean Tweets” reading was a big YouTube hit for Kimmel — it has more than 46 million views to date — so it only made sense to do it again while Obama’s in the L.A. area for big-bucks fundraisers supporting Hillary Clinton and his party’s efforts to regain the Senate.

And this time, he got a chance to take a few shots at the Democrats’ current nemesis, GOP nominee Donald Trump, both during “Mean Tweets,” which can be seen below, and during his sit-down.

Egged on by Kimmel, who brought up the presidential debate, Obama said he laughs at Trump “most of the time” and indeed laughed at his host’s question about whether he wishes he were running against the New York businessman. (Obama also got serious for a bit and went into a mini-speech about how, in his opinion, Trump would be uniquely bad for the country.)


Responding to a Trump tweet calling him “perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States,” Obama snarked, “Well, @realDonaldTrump, at least I will go down as president.”


Obama also told Kimmel that in his two terms, he’s only been awakened in the wee hours three or four times to deal with an emergency.

“For the most part they let me sleep. Usually, the real serious problems that come up are ones that we’ve anticipated, we kind of see coming,” Obama said. “What I don’t do is at 3 a.m. I don’t tweet about people who insulted me. I try to sleep so that in the morning I’m actually ready for a crisis.”


Check it out, above, as the prez once again reads mean tweets that have been written about him — including that one from @RealDonaldTrump. Mike drop.

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