It was a few laughs and a lot of tough questions when President Barack Obama appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Tuesday.
The Commander-in-Chief received standing applause.
Things started out light with Jay Leno asking if the First Lady teases him about his gray hair.
The president answered ‘yes’, but says he would never tease Michelle about hers, ever.
About two minutes in, things took a serious turn with Leno asking about the closings of embassies in the Middle East and Africa, the worldwide travel alert for all Americans and the recently intercepted terror threat
from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Domestic issues like healthcare and infrastructure were also touched on.
But it was the Trayvon Martin case and the acquittal of George Zimmerman that lead to the most emotional moments of the night.
The president talked about how the case has deeper meaning to black families and black men especially who feel they have been unfairly profiled.
Leno also asked the president about his lunch with Hillary Clinton, last week.
The former Secretary of State had a post administration glow, according to the Mister Obama. “At the end of my first term we had become genuinely close, and I could not have more respect for her,” said Obama. She was a great Secretary of State.”
Leno asked, “did you notice her measuring the drapes or anything like that?” The president replied, “keep in mind, she’s been there before.”
Leno basically asked if the two were discussing Clinton running for the White House in 2016, but the president said it was only a social call.
The president stayed away from endorsing anyone just yet. There is talk that Vice President Joe Biden could also run for The White House.
The president also says he will attend the G20 Summit in Russia, even though he is disappointed in the country’s decision to give asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.