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  • 12 March 2014, 9:52

Obama Appears On Galifianakis' Online Show

Barack Obama has appeared on a parody talk show with comedian Zach Galifianakis to promote his health care plan.

During the spoof interview posted on the website Funny Or Die, Mr Obama jokingly traded barbs with Galifianakis.

Asked by the comedian whether he would want a third term, were it not barred by the constitution, the president replied: "If I ran again it would be sort of like doing a third Hangover movie.

"It didn't really work out very well, did it?"

Galifianakis asked him about how it felt to be "the last black president" and about the false notion that he was born in Kenya. He also suggested the president was a "nerd".

But Mr Obama's purpose during the six-and-a-half-minute Between Two Ferns interview was to pitch sign-ups for health care by the March 31 deadline.

By appearing on a show that has gained a bit of cult following on the Internet, Mr Obama sought to reach out to young Americans who he said often feel "invincible".

The White House has been trying to make a final push to bring up the numbers after the disastrous roll-out of the website that was supposed to be the main marketplace for insurance.

Galifianakis' fellow Hangover star Bradley Cooper, Justin Bieber and Ben Stiller are among other celebrities who have appeared on Between Two Ferns.

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