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From: "Davis, Julie" >
Date: October 24, 2016 at 8:34:31 PM PDT
To: "Velz, Peter" >
Subject: Travel pool report #7a, 10/24/16 -- Additional Jimmy Kimmel highlights
Now that the embargo is lifted, here are some additional highlights of President Obama's Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview:
--Trump Mean Tweet
In addition to those released by ABC without embargo, President Obama capped off his Mean Tweet segment by reading one from Donald Trump.
"President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!" POTUS reads, then comments: "Really? Well, @realDonaldTrump, at least I will go down as a president."
--ACA enrollment video with Bill Murray:
POTUS said when Bill Murray came to the White House, they taped a video in the Oval Office to promote health insurance enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, in which they were putting a golf ball into a glass. "He won repeatedly," POTUS says of Murray. "The glass was rigged."
--Obama's morning wakeup time is 7 a.m.
Kimmel asks him about when somebody has to call him in the middle of the night to tell him about an emergency. POTUS: "I have a phone right by my bedside, and every morning somebody calls and says, 'Mr. President, this is your 7 a.m. wakeup call. ... For the most part, they let me sleep. Usually, the real serious problems that come up are ones that we've anticipated," he adds. knocking on wood. This is when he delivers the already released line about not tweeting at 3 a.m.
--POTUS on Hillary "doing just fine"
Kimmel asks why people don't trust Clinton. POTUS: "A lot of this just has to do with the fact that she has been in the trenches, in the arena for 30 years, and when you have been in the public eye for that long, and in politics, folks go after you and they're trying to find a weak spot, and any mistake that you make ends up being magnified...a narrative begins to build...The brand of politics that Hillary represents, which is pragmatic and says that you don't get everything done at once, you make progress and move pieces at a time, that may not attract as much attention, it's not something that goes into 140 characters...but I think she will be an outstanding president."
Later, when Kimmel asks POTUS if he wishes he were the one campaigning against Trump, the president says, "I think Hillary's doing just fine. I am enjoying campaigning on her behalf, and also campaigning for Senate and House candidates..."
--Snapchat and being ridiculed by his daughters:
Near the end, POTUS tells a story about how his 15-year-old daughter Sasha was showing him Snapchat and describing how popular it was during dinner one night, and he started talking with Michelle about the implications of social media. Later, he said, he found out that Sasha was recording him the whole time, "and then sent to her friends afterwards, 'this is my dad lecturing us on the meaning of social media," along with a picture of her bored face. "Michelle, of course, loved it, Malia thought it was a riot...This is what I go through during dinner." He mimicked someone tapping away at their phone.
--POTUS' use of technology and e-mail:
"I now have an iPhone, but it is, you know, like, the phone you give your 2-year-old, where they can pretend to press things, but nothing actually happens? So my phone has no phone, no camera, no music - all it has is the Internet, and I can send e-mails ...But my rule has been throughout my presidency, is that I assume someday, sometime, somebody will read this e-mail, so I don't send any e-mail ...that at some point won't be on the front page of the newspapers."
Kimmel asked how the WiFi is at the White House, and POTUS said: "We just updated it, I think, a year and a half ago, and the girls threw a party," because the signal strength had been so bad.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis
White House Correspondent
The New York Times
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