On Tuesday, the two shared a moment of senioritis as both approach a common phenomenon: the light at the end of the tunnel. As Stewart prepares for his final episode on Aug. For Obama, too, it's the end of an era: he's appeared on the hit Comedy Central show seven times, including three as president. But in the interview, which aired Tuesday night, Stewart put the spotlight on Obama's tenure and the long list of problems that remain: unfinished business in the Middle East, for example, or shortcomings at the Department of Veterans Affairs. As he enters the home stretch, Obama took a victory lap on Stewart's show, ticking off a list of achievements on health care, foreign policy and more. Government works better than when I came into office. The economy is better than when I came into office," Obama boasted.
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WATCH: On ‘Daily Show,’ Obama Teases Dick Cheney Fans on Iran Deal
But on last night's show, Jon Stewart just couldn't stand idly by any longer as Cheney slammed President Obama for his nuclear deal with Iran. Hmm, perhaps a more terrible burden to leave behind for Obama was the Bush Administration, in its entirety, Stewart suggested. Stewart concluded from Cheney's interview that "anyone who strengthens the strategic position of Iran is, by definition, working to weaken the United States of America. Using Cheney's metric of what is "the greater threat to America," Stewart threw on his sleuth cap for a segment called "The Jon Stewart Mysteries: The Case of the Iranian Agent" to figure out what could possibly be a greater threat to Americans than
Cheney went on a conservative talk radio show last week and accused President Barack Obama of being "about to give [Iran] nuclear weapons. I can't think of a more terrible burden to leave the next president than what Obama is creating here. That charge did not set well with Stewart, and the comedian devoted a lengthy segment of his Thursday night show to mocking Cheney, whom he replaced with a red balloon with a frowny face drawn on it. Stewart noted that Cheney was a key supporter of the US invasion of Iraq, which he said was the real reason that neighboring Iran is on the rise.