President Obama Calls Jon Stewart a 'Gift to the Country' on Daily Show

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I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but Jon Stewart‘s final night as host of The Daily Show is less than three weeks away. The crisis is so real, in fact, that President Obama paid the Comedy Central vet a visit Tuesday to express his condolences.

“I can’t believe that you’re leaving before me!” Obama told Stewart, eventually concluding by saying, “You’ve been a great gift to the country.”

Sure, Obama had a few other talking points during his final visit to the show — gun violence, foreign relations, young Americans, the media, Donald Trump, etc. — but I think we can all agree it’s comforting to know that Stewart’s Daily Show will be missed as much by the leader of the free world as it will be by the rest of us.

(Now, if you’ll excuse me, these “Stewart/Colbert 2016” signs aren’t going to hang themselves.)

Hit PLAY on all three parts of Obama’s Daily Show interview below, then drop a comment with your thoughts: How are you coping with Stewart’s exit?