President Barack Obama made his seventh and final appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as host, joking he would issue an executive order to prevent the comedian from retiring from the show on Aug. 6.
“I can’t believe you’re leaving before me,” Obama told Stewart. “I’m going to issue an executive order. Jon Stewart cannot leave the show. It’s being challenged in courts.”
Stewart, in line with his tradition of grilling his guests, quickly jumped to the part where he pressed the president on several issues. While Obama acknowledged his recent run of victories, he admitted there were some problems that he wasn’t able to solve – for instance, the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
"You're always going to fall short, because if you're hitting your marks, that means you didn't set them high enough," said Obama, who still has 18 months left in the White House. "We don't score a touchdown every time, but we move the ball forward."
Obama then weighed in on the role of media.
“The media are a bunch of different medias,” he said. “Some get on my nerves more than others. What I’m most concerned about is not that it’s unfair or too tough on government … but that it gets distracted by shiny objects and doesn’t always focus on the big choices and tough decisions.”
In the end, of course, both Stewart and Obama discussed the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, whose incendiary comments have recently made hundreds of headlines.
"I'm sure the Republicans are enjoying Mr. Trump's dominance of their primary," Obama joked.
"Anything that makes them look less crazy," Stewart quipped.
You can watch the extended interview in the video via Comedy Central below: