President Barack Obama sat down in Jay Leno's hot seat for the fifth time on Wednesday's episode of "The Tonight Show," and addressed one of the most buzzed news items of the day.
"This all dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya," Obama quipped after Leno asked about the beef between the president and Donald Trump. "We had constant run-ins on the soccer field. He wasnít very good and resented it. When we finally moved to America I thought it would be over."
Trump took to YouTube earlier Wednesday requesting a series of documents (including Obama's college and passport records) in exchange for a $5 million donation to the charity of the president's choice.
But has the president actually met The Donald? "No, I have not," said Obama.
The commander-in-chief went on to talk about the treadmill on Air Force One, his lackluster performance in the first debate, and his marriage to Michelle. ("... I just concede every point. Thatís why we celebrated our 20th anniversary.")
Fellow candidate Mitt Romney last visited Leno in March and has had his own share of chuckles with the late night host. "If I were to do it again, I'd have to make sure that I got more votes than the other guy," joked Romney about his then prospective 2012 presidential bid during a December 2010 visit. No plans for an upcoming Leno visit for Romney have been announced.
Did you watch Obama on last night's "The Tonight Show"? What did you think of his appearance?
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