President Obama Snubs World Leaders

  • Aired:  09/25/12
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President Obama misses not just an opportunity to address the world community, but also some high-level pres-on-pres action at UN Headquarters. (2:59)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) .

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW"!

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

VERY EXCITED TONIGHT.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT, WE'RE VERY EXCITED, KING ABDULLAH OF JORDAN IS GOING TO BE JOINING US ON THE PROGRAM TONIGHT, VERY EXCITED.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) BUT FIRST-- BUT FIRST I HAVE A QUESTION I'D LIKE TO ASK YOU.

(LAUGHTER) A FELLOW IN THE AUDIENCE RIGHT BEFORE THE SHOW, A FELLOW IN THE AUDIENCE ASKED A NICE LADY TO

MARRY HIM.

HERE'S THE CRAZY PART: MET HER IN LINE.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE) NO.

EIGHT YEARS.

THEY'VE BEEN GOING OUT FOR EIGHT YEARS.

IT WAS-- (APPLAUSE).

IT WAS A VERY MOVING AND HEART FELT MOMENT.

I THOUGHT PUNCTUATED BY THE PHRASE-- WHICH I THINK SHOULD BE A HALLMARK CARD-- (LAUGHTER) "(BLEEP) YEAH I'LL MARRY YOU."

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) BEAUTIFUL.

GOT YOU RIGHT HERE.

GOT YOU RIGHT HERE.

VERY EXCITING.

AND OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE CANADIAN SO THEIR BABIES, I'M SURE, WILL BE GAY SOCIALISTS.

(LAUGHTER) WHATEVER IT IS CANADIANS MAKE UP THERE.

I DON'T KNOW.

(LAUGHTER) ANYWAY, KING ABDULLAH, OF COURSE, HE IS IN NEW YORK CITY FOR THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OR, AS WE LIKE TO THINK OF IT,

THE REASON I CAN'T GET TO WORK BECAUSE OF TRAFFIC!

(LAUGHTER) THE EVENT HAS S A GATHERING IN THE INTERNATIONAL JUGGALOS.

WITH LIBYA IN TURMOIL, SYRIA IN FLAMES, IRAN ON THE VERGE OF A NUCLEAR WEAPON, AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR PRESIDENT

NOT JUST TO ADDRESS THE WORLD COMMUNITY BUT FOR SOME HIGH-LEVEL PRES-ON-PRES ACTION.

>> THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS HE HAS NO PLANS TO HAVE ANY PRIVATE LEADINGS WITH WORLD LEADERS.

>> Jon: OH.

(LAUGHTER) WELL, THAT'S-- PROBABLY PROTOCOL.

IT'S NOT THE TIME FOR ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS WITH OTHER WORLD LEADERS!

>> OUR RESEARCH SHOWS IT'S BEEN 20 YEARS SINCE A PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TO THAT MEETING AND NOT MET

ONE ON ONE WITH A FOREIGN LEADER.

(AUDIENCE REACTS).

>> Jon: OH.

(LAUGHTER) WELL, I GUESS IF THE WORLD LEADERS WOULD LIKE TO MEET WITH HIM PERSONALLY THEY CAN JUST DONATE $5 TO HIS CAMPAIGN AND

TAKE THEIR CHANCES LIKE THE REST OF US.

(LAUGHTER) SERIOUSLY.

I'M SURE THERE'S A GOOD REASON WHY PRESIDENT OBAMA'S NOT GOING TO BE FACE TO FACE WITH WORLD LEADERS IN THESE DIFFICULT AND

HISTORIC TIMES.

>> THE PRESIDENT OBVIOUSLY HAS A BUSY SCHEDULE.

HE HAS A BUSY SCHEDULE ALL TIME.

>> Jon: YEAH, HE'S GOT A BUSY SCHEDULE!

(LAUGHTER) HE CAN'T JUST BE MEETING EVERY WORLD LEADER WILLY-NILLY!

(LAUGHTER) JUST BECAUSE HE'S NOT MEETING THEM FACE TO FACE DOESN'T MEAN HE'S NOT FILLED WITH HIGH LEVEL

STRATEGIC ROOM DEFCON ECONOMIC SIMULATIONS.

>> PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL APPEAR ON "THE VIEW" THIS

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