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Obama says McCain ‘bromance’ straight out of a romantic comedy

President Obama on Tuesday joked on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" that his budding “bromance” with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was straight out of a romantic comedy. 

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According to a media pool report of the pre-taped show, Leno asked the president about the “bromance” between him and his 2008 Republican presidential rival.

“That’s how a classic romantic comedy goes. Initially, you’re not getting along, and then you keep bumping into each other," Obama said.

The president made a lot of news in the Leno interview, touching on Russia, Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency surveillance programs and the economy, among other issues, but he also came equipped with some one-liners and self-deprecating humor.


The president joked that when he lunched with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently, he noticed “she had that post-administration glow.” Obama also said the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination hadn’t been measuring the drapes in the Oval Office ahead of her potential presidential run because “she’s been there. She doesn’t have to measure them.”

Leno asked Obama about his brief weekend getaway with a group of old friends for a round of golf and some pick-up basketball to celebrate his 52nd birthday.

“It was a sad state of affairs,” Obama said laughing. “A bunch of old guys.”

Obama presented Leno, an avid car enthusiast, with a model of the presidential limousine after the interview.

The president has been the frequent target of political satire from Leno, who has taken him to task for everything from Benghazi to the economy.