Leno: Obama Holds Press Conferences to Find Out What’s Going on Not Explain It

Jay Leno on Tuesday continued his humorous attacks on the current White House resident.

The NBC Tonight Show host concluded a series of opening monologue jokes targeting the administration saying, “That's why President Obama holds press conferences: not to explain what's going on, to find out what's going on” (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

JAY LENO: Hey, President Obama gave a commencement address at Morehouse College over the weekend. Great speech, very inspiring. He told the young graduates “Your future is bright,” unless of course they want jobs, then they're totally screwed. But other than that.

And Michelle Obama also gave a commencement address at a high school in Nashville, Tennessee. And the first lady said about her husband, this is what she said. She said, "I could take up a whole afternoon talking about his failures." And today she was offered her own show on Fox News. So how about that? It's amazing. It's amazing.

And a Chicago man has set a new Guinness Book world record for the longest ferris wheel ride. He went 48 hours, 48 hours straight riding the ferris wheel in Chicago’s Navy pier. In fact, the only way to go around and around in circles that many times is to read the official report on Benghazi. That's about the only way to go around and around.

Well, look at this. The White House, the White House has admitted that President Obama’s chief of staff had advanced warning the IRS was targeting conservative groups but never told the president. Well, President Obama says the first time he heard about the IRS scandal and the AP phone records scandal, first time he heard about it was from the media. See, that's why President Obama holds press conferences: not to explain what's going on, to find out what's going on. To find out what – oh, of course.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
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