Last night, the President of the United States Barack Obama stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live for an interview, where he discussed about his daily life, aliens, the Student Aid Bill of Rights and of course, the shooting of two police officers during the protest in Ferguson, Missouri.
An officer suffered serious gunshot wound to face and the other in the shoulder, but they are expected to recover. The demonstration happened after the resignation of Ferguson’s police chief, Thomas Jackson, who has been the target of critics because one of his officers shot and killed an unarmed boy, 18-year-old Michael Brown, last year.
Obama said: “I think that what had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest, but there was no excuse for criminal acts. And whoever fired those shots shouldn’t detract from the issue. They’re criminals, they need to be arrested.”
But before that, he read mean tweets about himself, which is something Kimmel’s celebrity guests do sometimes when they come on the show.
It was really sporting of him and you could see that he has a great sense of humour because after that, he joked: “I have to say though, those weren’t that mean. I got to tell you, you should see what the Senate says about me.”