Obama admits to Jimmy Kimmel: Mean tweet about his ‘dad jeans’ wasn’t wrong
President Barack Obama showed ABC host Jimmy Kimmel’s audience some of the Twitter invective regularly hurled at him on Thursday, as he stepped in for Kimmel’s regular “Mean Tweets” segment.
“Obama’s hair is looking grayer these days,” one complaint read. “Can’t imagine why since he doesn’t seem to be one bit worried about all that’s going on.”
While Obama seemed to be non-plussed by that tweet, he was intrigued by @RWSurferGirl’s proposal, “Is there any way we could fly Obama to some golf course halfway around the world and just leave him there?”
“I think that’s a great idea,” Obama said.
Shortly after hearing that her tweet made it on the air, the woman responded with a follow-up complaint:
— CDM (@RWSurferGirl) March 13, 2015
Obama’s infamous “dad jeans” were also mentioned, as he recited @TPPratt’s comment, “I’m alright with the President wearing jeans. I am not alright with the President wearing THOSE jeans.”
The remark prompted Kimmel to come to Obama’s defense.
“Can I just say something? I think that’s mean, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the jeans you wear,” Kimmel said.
“Jimmy, I think they’ve got a point,” Obama conceded after seeing Kimmel wearing the same pants in solidarity.
Watch Obama’s appearance on Kimmel’s show, as posted online on Thursday, below.