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Obama rides shotgun with Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld has a special guest for the season seven premiere of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” — President Obama.

After tapping on the window of the Oval Office to let Obama know he’s arrived, Seinfeld and the commander in chief take a quick spin in a steel-blue 1963 Corvette Stingray — “The coolest car ever made for the coolest guy to ever hold this office,” Seinfeld says — but the Secret Service won’t let the president off of White House grounds for a quick joy ride.

Instead, the legendary comedian and the 43rd president make a pot of coffee and exchange jokes from the safety of the White House kitchen.

{mosads}Obama quips that “a pretty sizable percentage” of world leaders are completely out of their minds.

“Well, and part of what happens is these guys, I think the longer they stay in office, the more likely that is to happen,” he says. “At a certain point your feet hurt, and you’re having trouble peeing, you have absolute power.”

The president said the game politics is most comparable to is football.

“Because a lot of players, a lot of specialization, a lot of hitting, a lot of attrition, but then every once in a while, you’ll see an opening,” he says. “So you’re hitting the line, you get one yard, you try a play, you get sacked, and now it’s like third and 15, but every once in a while you’ll see a hole, and then there’s open field.”

Obama calls Teddy Roosevelt the former president who “would be the most fun to hang out with,” adding that being carved into Mt. Rushmore is the highest presidential commendation, but “that’s pretty exclusive territory.”

At the end of the interview, Obama says he is disappointed that he didn’t get to mention ObamaCare.

“Usually the only reason I do these things is because I’m promoting healthcare,” he says.

“No, I mean, if you don’t want to sully your show with the interest of getting people with no healthcare — signing up so that, you know, heaven forbid something happens to them,” he adds.

“It’s a great thing. Please try ObamaCare today,” Seinfeld says into the camera.


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