Obama uses humor to pitch health care on Funny or Die website

Obama uses humor to pitch health care on Funny or Die website

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Mar 11, 2014

President Obama has been making the rounds for months now trying to persuade Americans that ObamaCare is actually a good thing. Now, he is trying humor to sway people to his side.

Obama appeared on "Between Two Ferns," a Funny or Die web video series in which comedian Zach Galifianakis usually asks celebrities or other well-known people awkward questions.

Galifianakis starts the six-and-a-half minute interview by asking Obama about the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardons and whether or not he sent Dennis Rodman to North Korea.

He also asks Obama how it feels to be "the last black president" and if he would like to run for a third term. The President replied that it would probably be about as successful as the third "Hangover" movie, in which Galifianakis starred.

Obama finally gets around to talking about the real reason he is there -- the Affordable Care Act and healthcare.gov -- and he is all business. Or at least he tries to be until Galifianakis reveals a "disgusting" spider bite.

According to ABC News, the interview was taped a couple of weeks ago. Make sure you watch it all the way to the end for the big reveal.

It was released Tuesday morning.

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