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Watch President Obama, Jon Stewart Share Daily Show Stage One Last Time

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Two men who helped define liberal frustration over politics sat down on Tuesday to talk retirement, foreign policy and healthcare, as one prepares to leave the The Daily Show and the other the White House.

For the seventh and final time, President Obama shared the Daily Show stage with host Jon Stewart, whose successor Trevor Noah will take over the Comedy Central show next month.

“I can’t believe you’re leaving before me. I’m going to issue an executive order,” Obama joked on the New York City set. “Jon Stewart cannot leave the show. It’s being challenged in the courts,” he said to laughter from the studio audience.

The commander-in-chief also took time to sell the proposed Iran nuclear deal, arguing that Republican critics seem to believe “if you had brought [former Vice President] Dick Cheney to the negotiations, everything would be fine.”

Obama also told Stewart about “a bunch of other things we want to get done” for his last year and a half as President, including tackling climate change and fuel efficiency standards, in hopes that he can persuade China and India to reduce their emissions. Obama added that he knows not all goals will be reached before he leaves office, but that the country would still be better off than it was before.

“If we lose sight of that,” Obama said, “then we’re feeding into this narrative that there’s nothing we can do.”

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Jon Stewart takes the reins as anchor of The Daily Show in 1999.Comedy Central/Everett
Stewart gets a cameo as Kevin Gerrity in the 1999 Adam Sandler movie Big Daddy.Columbia
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Jay Leno interviews Jon Stewart on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in 2000.NBC/Getty Images
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Jon Stewart and his team win the first of many Emmys for The Daily Show in 2003.Chris Weeks—FilmMagic/Getty Images
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Jon Stewart hosts the 78th Academy Awards in 2006.Academy of Motion Picture Arts—WireImage/Getty Images
Stewart has a cameo as himself on The Simpsons in 2008 in the episode "E Pluribus Wiggum."Fox
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Steven Colbert and Jon Stewart host the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear on the National Mall on Oct. 30, 2010 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee—Getty Images
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Jon Stewart interviews President Barack Obama on The Daily Show at the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, DC, Oct. 26, 2010.Jim Watson—AFP/Getty Images
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Stewart makes his directorial debut in the 2014 drama Rosewater.Open Road Films
Jon Stewart announces his retirement for the end of 2015.Comedy Central

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