President Obama Laughs Off Trump, Reads Mean Tweets on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
President Obama didn't pull any punches speaking out against Donald Trump on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night.
“What we haven't seen before, I think is somebody questioning the integrity of elections and the will of the people,” Obama told the late night host.
Kimmel also asked the outgoing commander-in-chief if he ever wished he ran against Trump.
Obama laughed at the question, saying: “I think Hillary is doing just fine. I enjoy campaigning on her behalf and campaigning for senate candidates.
"We joke about Donald Trump, but part of the reason we have seen Michelle so passionate in this election, part of the reason we get involved as much as we have, it is not because we think Hillary will be a great president. It is because there is something qualitatively different about Trump has operated in the political sphere.
I ran against John McCain and I ran against Mitt Romney and I thought I could do a better job. They are both honorable men. If they had one I wouldn’t worry about the general course about this country."
Obama also blasted Trump for his stance against Muslim-Americans and his remarks about woman saying "there is a certainly responsibility and how you present yourself [as president]."
Kimmel also asked the president if he laughs at Trump and his remarks.
“Most of the time,” Obama said as the audience thunderously applauded.
Obama did admit to watching the now infamous Access Hollywood hot mic moment between Trump and Billy Bush from 2005.
“Someone showed it to me on their phone,” he said. “I think that is one of those things if your best friend who worked in an office somewhere and said that on video, it would be a problem for him. But, he is not running for president.”
Obama had the audience roaring with laughter during Kimmel’s wildly popular “Mean Tweets” segment where he read disparaging tweets about him.
“Barack Obama is the Sharknado of presidents: loud, stupid and over-hyped,” Obama read from one person.
Another mean tweet he read was: “Obama couldn't negotiate getting a Whopper without pickles.”
There was also a surprise tweet from Donald Trump, which the president smiled as he read: “President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the united states!”
Obama then fired back: “Well @realdonaldtrump at least I will go down as a president!”
Trump's mean tweets were highlighted in a New York Times feature that showcases the 281 people, places and things the GOP presidential candidate has targeted on Twitter since announcing his run for office.
In the 2-page article, he called MSNBC “crazy,” called CNN a “fraud,” and called the electoral process “rigged,” among other items.
He most often directed his Twitter ire at President Obama, Jeb Bush and The New York Times.