On Tuesday, President Barack Obama joined comedian Zach Galifianakis on his Funny or Die web-based interview program, Between Two Ferns. The interview immediately became contentious when Galifianakis launched into a series of critiques of Obama’s presidency to which the president was unable to respond… because they were asinine.
“When I heard that people actually watch this show, I was actually pretty surprised,” the president began.
“In 2013, you pardoned a turkey,” Galifianakis noted. “What do you have planned for 2014?”
“We’ll probably pardon another turkey,” Obama replied.
The interview became tense when Galifianakis probed Obama over what he appeared to believe was his decision to send a series of celebrity ambassadors to countries like “North Ikea.”
“What is it like to be the last black president?” Galifianakis pressed.
“What’s it like for this to be the last time you ever talk to a president?” Obama countered.
The two battled over why neither brought their birth certificates to the interview. “You know what I would do if I were president?” Galifianakis asked. “I would make same-sex divorce illegal, and then see how bad they want it.”
“I think that’s why you’re not president,” Obama observed.