President Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night for an interview and evidently also for some mean tweets.
Based on what I see on Twitter every day, Kimmel's staff must have had to work very hard to find mean tweets that were also somewhat funny. These are. Somewhat.
"A rack of Coors is $23 at Sun Stop. Thanks, Obama."
Or this one:
"How do you make Obama's eyes light up? Shine a flashlight in his ears."
Of course, what made this funny was Obama's ability to roll with it.
He also made his first public statement about recent events in Ferguson:
President Barack Obama offered his first official comment on the recent shootings of police officers in Ferguson, Missouri tonight — on a comedy talk show. Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night, saying that while what had been happening in Ferguson was "oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest," there was "no excuse for criminal acts."
"Whoever fired those shots shouldn't detract from the issue," the president said, after Kimmel raised the issue. "They're criminals. They need to be arrested. And then what we need to do is make sure that like-minded, good-spirited people on both sides, law-enforcement who have a terrifically tough job, and people who understand they don't want to be stopped and harassed because of their race, that we're able to work together to try and come up with some good answers."