As expected, The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno conducted a probing, but fair, interview with President Barack Obama Tuesday night.
What Obama might not have foreseen, though, was a haymaker of a punchline Leno uncorked in his monologue moments before the embattled president graced the stage.
President Obama has sent Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to Cairo to help solve the political problems that brought the Egyptian government to a halt. I got an idea. How about solving the problems that brought our government to a halt.
The duo’s eventual chat touched on a number of serious subjects, from America’s strained relations with Russia to Edward Snowden. Leno even graciously set up Obama to discuss his “bromance” with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), obviously an exchange hammered out during the pre-interview process.