Tuesdays with Mourning

  • Aired:  12/10/13
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President Obama raises eyebrows after shaking hands with Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's funeral. (4:12)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]TODAY, OF COURSE, IN SOUTH

AFRICA IT WAS THE MEMORIALCEREMONY FOR NELSON MANDELA.

IT WAS JOYFUL AT TIMES.

THERE WAS SINGING.

THERE WAS DANCING THERE WASLESTER HOLT APPARENTLY REPORTING

FROM THE 1940'S.

[ LAUGHTER ]NO ONE HAD THE HEART TO TELL HIM

HE WAS ACTUALLY JUST SPEAKINGINTO A JUDGE'S GAVEL.

ROOKIE MISTAKE.

ONE THING IS FOR CERTAIN.

THE PASSING OF NELSON MANDELALEFT A MESSAGE FOR THE WORLD

THAT NO ACT IS TOO PETTY FORAMERICA'S NEWS MEDIA TO BLOW

COMPLETELY OUT OF PROPORTION.

>> PRESIDENT OBAMA SHOOK HANDSWITH THE CUBAN PRESIDENT RAUL

CASTRO. IS THAT A BIG DEAL?

>> THE HANDSHAKE SEEN AROUND THEWORLD.

>> A HANDSHAKE BETWEEN PRESIDENTOBAMA AND RAUL CASTRO RAISING

EYEBROWS, RAISES QUESTIONS ASWELL.

>> Jon: FROM ONLY YOU.

[ LAUGHTER ]BARACK OBAMA AT A MEMORIAL

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF NELSONMANDELA, A MAN WHOSE LEGACY IS

THAT HE FORGAVE AND EMBRACED HISFOES AND TORMENTERS AND THUS

INSPIRED HIS COUNTY TO ANATIONAL AND DEMOCRATIC REBIRTH.

ATTENDING THAT OBAMA HAD THEAUDACITY TO GREET ANOTHER WORLD

LEADER WITH A GESTURE SOMEANINGLESS YOU CAN TRAIN A

BASSET HOUND TO DO IT.

[ LAUGHTER ]WHAT THE (bleep) IS WRONG WITH

US?

[LAUGHTER]CAN SOMEONE BRING SOME

PERSPECTIVE TO THIS AND BY BRINGI MEAN LOSE?

>> WHY SHOULD YOU SHAKE HANDSWITHHY SHOULD YOU SHAKE HANDS

SOMEBODY WHO IS KEEPINGAMERICANS IN PRISON?

I MEAN, WHAT IS THE POINT?

NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN SHOOK HANDSWITH HITLER.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: DO I NEED ONCE AGAIN

FROM THE HILLTOPS -- [TO THESOUND OF MUSIC "THE HILLS ARE

ALIVE"]♪ RAUL CASTRO IS NOT ADOLF

HITLER ♪[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

RAUL CASTRO ISN'T EVEN FIDELCASTRO.

HE'S LIKE CUBA'S JIM BELUSHI.

HE'S GOOD BUT HE AIN'T JOHN.

[ LAUGHTER ]AND BY THE WAY, CUBA IS NOT THE

ONLY COUNTRY WITH A SPOTTYT THERECORD

OF IMPRISONING PEOPLE IN CUBA.

[ LAUGHTER ]AND SPEAKING OF HANDSHAKES

WITH QUESTIONABLE LEADERSSENATOR McCAIN, LET HE WHO IS

WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRSTPURELL WIPE. OH IS

THAT YOU SHAKING HANDS WITHQADDAFI?

TURNS OUT THE FUNNY MACHINEMAKING THE CLICKING SOUND

WAS A CAMERA.

WHAT MORE FITTING TRIBUTE COULDTHERE BE TO NELSON MANDELA, A

MAN SO DEDICATED TO FORGIVENESSHE INVITED HIS OWN CAPTOR TO

HIS INAUGURATION THAN FOR OURCOUNTY TO LOSE OUR (bleep)

OVER A HANDSHAKE.

WHAT ELSE ARE YOU GOING TO DO ATA FUNERAL OH, YEAH, HOW ARE YOU

DOING?

BOOP.?

[LAUGHTER]I KNOW OBAMA IS NOT ALLOWED TO

GO BOOM BECAUSE IT'S A TERRORISTFIST THE POINT IS, THE PRESIDENT

BEHAVED HIMSELF JUST FINE.

>> LOOK AT THIS THE PRIMEMINISTER, THE DANISH PRIME

MINISTER AND PRESIDENT OBAMALEANING IN TO TAKE A SELFIE.

[ LAUGHTER ][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S KIND OF (bleep).

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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