Obama to make second 'Daily Show' appearance since taking office

Some viewers were surprised with the host Jon Stewart's tough questioning of Obama during his first appearance on the show as a sitting president. Stewart pressed Obama on a number of topics Democrats had recently been criticizing the president on, like healthcare and repealing the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy.  But the White House deemed the appearance a "success."

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"Our viewpoint is that when the president gets to talk about what he's done and sit through what people may or may not have heard, it's a positive benefit," then-White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in 2010. 


"So I would think of it as a success."

Obama has appeared on the show four other times, twice in 2008, once in 2007, and once in 2005.