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Obama makes himself a laughing stock, but Obamacare lives

Obama makes himself a laughing stock, but Obamacare lives

Posted March. 13, 2014 06:33,   

Updated January. 01, 1970 09:00


U.S. President Barack Obama took a message of health care to a cult Internet comedy show to publicize his healthcare plan.

He appeared Tuesday alongside Zach Galifianakis at the actor and comedian`s mock talk-show called “Between Two Ferns.” The interview involved questions and answers with biting satirical remarks. President Obama joined the host and made himself a laughing stock in an effort to get young people sign for healthcare plan. The video topped 2 million views within a day after posting, and Obamacare website also garnered explosive access. The previous unpopular Obamacare surely became popular.

When asked, "Do you send Ambassador Rodman to North Korea on your behalf? I read somewhere that you’d be sending Hulk Hogan to Syria," President Obama said, "He`s not our ambassador." When Galifianakis referred to "North Korea" as "North Ikea," he said that "let`s pass."

In response to Galifianakis making a comment that it must “stink” that he can’t run for a third term due to U.S. constitution, the president said, “If I ran a third time, it would be sort of like doing a third ‘Hangover’ movie. Didn’t really work out very well, did it?” Galifianakis acted at a movie Hangover 3, which underperformed.

The host was as sarcastic enough as to ask the president, "What did you come here to plug," but gave the president substantial time to publicize Obamacare. President Obama explained his plan in detail mentioning phone number and insurance subscription fees.

Washington Post said Tuesday that President Obama`s appearance at the show demonstrates his media politics, or his ability to communicate with the public via the Internet and social media. President Obama has gained a nickname "Social Media in Chief" for his capability to use the social media`s nature of fast spread of information. Washington Post reported the president`s way of communicating with the public, including his conducting of Town Hall meetings online and sending Twitter messages, is different from previous presidents.