October 27th, 2010
05:45 PM ET

Pool Report #1 – Obama tapes The Daily Show

Pretaping underway at Harman Hall in Washington, D.C.

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewary" airs Monday-Thursday at 11pm on Comedy Central and repeats at 130am the same night and at 10am, 2pm and 7pm the following day (All times ET/PT). Full episodes, as well as clips, are posted for viewing the following day at http://www.thedailyshow.com and http://www.indecisionforever.com with URL and embed links.

Jon Stewart introduces Obama as White House chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Austan Goolsbee's boss Pres. Barack Obama

He said the president would be out in a moment, but first, a new segment called 'Let's keep the president waiting". Jon Stewart then sat at his desk acting goofy and twiddling with his pen and playing paper football with a piece of paper. He takes out a bowl of M&Ms and says he wants to play a game where you try to make people think there's a new candy called 88's

Then a quick shot of people eating pasta.

Obama comes out to cheers and applause and waving before he sits down

Obama compliments Jon Stewart's set and says it reminds him of the convention.

Jon Stewart gives Obama a mug he calls Mug Force One. It has a presidential seal on it.

Note from pool: these notes are not exact verbatim

Jon Stewart: Are we the people we were waiting for (laffs) or does it turn out those people are still out there and we don't have their #. How are you feeling about that?

Obama: I'm feeling great. Given what the American people have gone thru. The two toughest years since the great depression...but people are frustrated

Jon Stewart: you ran on high rhetoric. Hope and change.  Democrats seem to be running on please baby one more chance. How do we go from hope and change to ..please don't give them the keys

Obama: When I won and we looked during the transition at what was happening to the economy my folks said enjoy this now because in two years people are gonna be frustrated...unemployment, home foreclosures.
Now I say we prevented a great depression..9 months of private sector job growth. Health care reform financial reg reform ..things people don't know we've done

Jon Stewart: what have you done people don't know about?

Obama: expanded childre's health insurance, expanded natl service..credit cards..is it enough No? I and Democrats out there want to see more progress. We have done an awful lot that we talked about during the campaign and we're gonna do more.

soundoff (One Response)
  1. Mellie

    Well put, sir, well put. I\'ll cetrailny make note of that.

    December 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm |