Obama says Jon Stewart "cannot leave the show"
On August 6th, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart will sign off on Comedy Central for the last time. Running up to his finale, Stewart has planned interviews with some prestigious guests, including his final chat with president Barack Obama, airing on tonight's episode.
During the filming, Obama joked about Stewart's departure.
I can’t believe you’re leaving before me. I’m going to issue an executive order: Jon Stewart cannot leave the show. It’s being challenged in the courts.
According to Politico, Stewart replied “To me, this is a state’s rights issue." The interview will air on Comedy Central tonight at 11:00 pm EST.
UPdate: We've now got footage of President Obama's final appearance on The Daily Show.
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President Obama has made seven appearances on The Daily Show, counting tonight's appearance.
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