President Barack Obama has gone viral with a new web video this week. The video comes from The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, and it is a spoof of an announcement made by Obama just last week that tax cuts for the rich would be extended. These tax cuts are left over from the Bush administration, and one of Obama’s promises when he took office was that these tax cuts would become a thing of the past.
That is no longer the case, and it is bringing Obama under fire by those in the Democratic Party. During his speech, he said the following: “Not everybody agrees with us. I know that shocks people…. It’s a big, diverse country and people have a lot of complicated positions, [that] means that in order to get stuff done, we’re going to compromise.”
This extension in regard to tax cuts is not something Barack Obama is happy about, but he is compromising. He doesn’t appreciate having to go back on his word, and The Tonight Show and Jay Leno decided to help our country’s leader vent his frustration over this political matter.
In this short fifteen-second clip that aired on The Tonight Show earlier this week, Obama is seen kicking in a door on his way out of the press conference. It illustrates his frustration with the moment perfectly, but it didn’t happen. The Tonight Show doctored the video for air on NBC.
After first seeing the video, some thought the event really happened, and this is not the case. This is Jay Leno finding a way to poke fun at the politics in our country any way he can. What do you think of this Obama spoof from The Tonight Show?