President Barack Obama expressed his concern over the Republican Party on Wednesday during an episode of NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show’. The president also addressed the need for unity within the Democratic Party.
Obama was asked by the show’s host Jimmy Fallon about whether he thought the Republicans were happy with their choice of Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, to what he deadpanned “we are,” as reported by CNN.
However, he continued in a more seriously manner about the need for a healthy two-party system. Obama assured to be worried about the Republican Party because the Republican nominee should be somebody who could do the job if they win.
“You want the Republican nominee to be somebody who could do the job if they win, and you want folks who understand the issues,” he said. “And where you can sit across the table from them and you have a principled argument and ultimately can still move the country forward.”
Obama commented about not enjoying watching some of the things that have happened in the Republican Party due to there are some real people in there, he said. There are wealthy Republicans out in the country who want what is best for the country and may disagree with him on some things, but they are good, decent people, the president, added.
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Also, the president discussed his party as well and the expectation of a great convention in Philadelphia during this summer. Obama expressed his hope that Democrats will be able to “pull things together” ahead of the general election. According to him, there is a natural process of everybody recognizing that this is not about any individual.
A speechless Madonna
During Wednesday’s night, there was a moment that left Madonna, who was also a guest on “The Tonight Show” for a special episode, speechless. This moment was an encounter with the President Barack Obama himself in backstage.
The two personalities came across each other in backstage at 30 Rock’s Studio 6B in New York City. Madonna later shared an Instagram post of her looking with admiration to the president of the United States. “For Once I am Speechless.” It is the first time that Obama will appear on Fallon’s show. The special episode will air on Thursday night on NBC.
“For Once I am Speechless,” read the caption along with a photo published by Madonna. It is the first time that Obama will appear on Fallon’s show. The special episode will air on Thursday night on NBC.