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Barack Obama’s Spooky Halloween Story: ‘Donald Trump Could Be President’

“Young people have a bigger stake in this election than anybody,” president says on ‘Full Frontal’

During his final months in office, President Obama has made time for numerous late-night TV interviews, including recent stops on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live! This week, he sat down with Samantha Bee on Full Frontal to urge voters – especially young ones – to cast ballots in next week’s election. “Seeing as how this is our Halloween interview, can you tell us a spooky story about what happens if people don’t vote?” Bee asks. Her guest replies simply: “Donald Trump could be President.”

During the segment, President Obama repeatedly reasserts his faith in the political system – “It turns out young people are more engaged than we give them credit for” – while Bee frequently plays the cynic: “If this was your best idea to reach young people, what was your worst?” 

Undeterred, President Obama pitches his appeal directly to potential voters at the youthful end of the spectrum: “If you’re worried about if you’re going to go college or not, Hillary Clinton has a very specific plan, and Donald Trump doesn’t … young people have a bigger stake in this election than anybody. I would hope that you’re willing to take about the same amount of time that you spend looking through cat videos on your phone to make sure the democracy’s working.”

As he has throughout recent interviews, President Obama squeezed in a few jokes at Trump’s expense. Bee wondered, “After you leave office, have you thought about whispering in Trump’s ear, ‘you were right, I wasn’t born here,’ just to mess with him?” The President replied, “I think it’s fair to say I will be organizing my post-presidency where I’m not close enough to him to whisper in his ear.”

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