Trevor Noah Says Barack Obama Deserves Oscar for Performance During Donald Trump Meet-and-Greet

Alex Ungerman
Entertainment Tonight

Trevor Noah thinks President Barack Obama deserves an Academy Award.

The Daily Show host discussed the outgoing leader's first meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, wondering how the 55-year-old commander in chief was able to keep up appearances with his 70-year-old Republican successor, who has in the past, questioned Obama's United States citizenship.

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"That is one hell of a performance, especially by President Obama," Noah commented. "At least one black person should get nominated for an Oscar this year."

Watch the whole segment below.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

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Trump called Obama a "very good man" during their meeting, while Melania Trump visited with first lady Michelle Obama.

"Mr President, it was a great honor being with you and I look forward to being with you many, many more times," Trump said (via CBS News), adding that he would seek "counsel" from Obama.

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"I have instructed my team to follow the example that President [George W.] Bush's team set eight years ago and work as hard as we can to make sure that this is a successful transition for the president-elect," Obama told reporters in the Rose Garden on Wednesday. "We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country. The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy. And over the next few months, we are going to show that to the world."

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