Barack Obama is having the last laugh.
The President of the United States appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday, where, like Katy Perry and Snooki before him, he agreed to read "Mean Tweets" on camera. The segment typically features multiple people, but POTUS did the honors all by himself—and boy, were the tweets mean!
"Online, people who already don't like the President are criticizing him for coming here. President Bush would get the same thing when he did TV shows. It's the nature of the job, I guess, especially now when we have Twitter," Jimmy Kimmel told the audience. "I think it's important to remember that presidents are people, too, and from time to time we give celebrities the chance to read some of the mean things people tweet about them. Tonight, we extended that same courtesy to our commander-in-chief."
Obama opened the segment by reading a tweet from @carold501: "Obama's hair is looking grayer these days. Can't imagine why since he doesn't seem to be one bit worried about all that's going on." As R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" played in the background, he read a tweet from @RWSurferGirl: "Is there any way we could fly Obama to some gold course halfway around the world and just leave him there."
This time, he issued a response. "Well, @RWSurferGirl, I think that's a great idea," Obama said.