President Obama Tells Jimmy Fallon He’s ‘Worried About the Republican Party’

Obama Tells Fallon He's 'Worried About
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President Obama, making his first appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” says that he is “worried about the Republican Party” with the emergence of Donald Trump as its presumptive nominee.

When Fallon asked Obama whether he thought the Republicans were happy with their choice of Trump, Obama replied, “We are.”

The audience laughed.


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“I don’t know how they’re feeling,” he said, according to a transcript released by NBC. “…But the truth is I am actually worried about the Republican Party.”

He added that “This country works when you have two parties that are serious and trying to solve problems. And they’ve got philosophical differences and they have fierce debates and they argue and they contest elections. But at the end of the day, what you want is a healthy two party system.”

Obama added that “you want the Republican nominee to be somebody who could do the job if they win.”

“So I am actually not enjoying, and I haven’t been enjoying over the last seven years, watching some of the things that have happened in the Republican Party ’cause there’s some good people in the Republican Party,” he said.

“But what’s happened in that party culminating in this current nomination, I think is not actually good for the country as a whole. It’s not something Democrats should wish for. And my hope is, is that maybe once you get through this cycle, there’s some corrective action and they get back to being a center right party.”

Obama told Fallon that the “main role I’m going to be playing in this process is to remind the American people that this is a serious job. You know, this is not reality TV.”

The complete interview airs on Thursday night.

Obama also said that he thinks that Bernie Sanders has “made Hillary a better candidate.”

“It was a healthy thing for the Democratic Party to have, a contested primary,” he said. “I thought that Bernie Sanders brought enormous energy and new ideas. And he pushed the party and challenged them.”

He said that his hope is that “over the next couple of weeks, we’re able to pull things together. And what happens during primaries, you get a little ouchy. Everybody does. You know, when Hillary and I ran in 2008 — you know, your staff and you know, supporters, they’re poppin’ off. “

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  1. christine says:

    Damn I’m gonna miss him

    • Whats to miss a President who would rather be a celebrity than a President, he would rather play golf than lead,a President who would rather blame others than take responsibility for his own administrations short comings, he worries more about which restroom you use than how he has divided this country. He is the American version of Nero, he,s fiddling while America burns.

  2. we have been pissed off for almost 8 years under this racist Muslim president. we will be glad when he gets out of the white house . maybe he can move back to another Muslim country and see how long they will put up with him.

  3. He can piss off, he has been a HUGE contributor to the “breaking” of the two party system. Remember teh comment from the beginning, I won, I make the decisions, renegade ruler from the beginning. And Hillary, if she wins, would be even worse. Trump close second.

  4. Mike says:

    Obama has really become comfortable speaking his mind the last two years or so. With the politics that he has lived through the last seven years, I am very happy that he will be able to take a step back and enjoy his family. He is thoughtful, intelligent, and has a great sense of humor. He also does not suffer fools, so I look forward to his comments in the coming months. We’ve been lucky to have him, and I hope he maintains a role in helping people after he leaves office. Kudos to the President.

    • Help people??? What people? The thousands that have died because he could not keep his promises on Afghanistan and Iraq? And the helped to launch a new terror group? Or, maybe, the hundreds of thousands who have to pay more for health insurance because of his ACA plan, that Pelosi pushed through saying we have to pass it before we know what is in it? Or, maybe all the people that now live in a more racially divided Nation because of his words and pandering? (And I am not saying there were no issues, just increased.) Or maybe the countless people that barely get by, because his record shows so much job growth with people only working part time?

  5. nobody important says:

    Everyone seems to hate Obama. People forget that Lincoln was hated too. Not saying that Obama is Lincoln, but the same type of thing happened. On the flip side, Warren G. Harding was really popular. Now he’s ranked the worst.

    Presidents will always be blamed for everything, but please try and be rational about it.

  6. Observer says:

    This failure should worry about ‘doing his job’.
    On the other hand…. with the job he’s done and the hurt on this country he continues with…. I’d rather him be on the golf course, as usual.

    • Nikki says:

      Uh, he rescued us from the bush economic debacle, and also the largest tax hike in history–otherwise known as 8 years of bush and dick. Many more people have reasonably priced health insurance saving the taxpayer BILLIONS. And he’s restored the Respect this country once had from countries around the world. Thank GOODNESS for President Obama.

      • Movie lover says:

        Exactly. And he had the toughest position since he was constantly blocked by the Republicans. The same party whose previous president threw the country into gigantic debts and made it a joke for the rest of the world, lying about WMDs and starting wars that threw everything out of balance. Obama will be considered one of the best presidents the country ever had.

      • Louis says:

        Nikki, sorry, but you are a delusional idiot. He is the worst president in the history of the United States and practically everything he did is a failure. Americans are hated around the world because of this bozo and Obamacare is a natural disaster. The only person who could possibly be worse is Hillary Clinton.

      • Nignogpo says:

        You poor deluded drone. Obamacare is a dismal failure. You people lie as naturally as you breathe.

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