NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, December 31, 2015, 12:59 AM
President Obama got to sit in Jerry Seinfeld’s 1963 Corvette Stingray — before inviting him into his presidential limo, known as “The Beast.”
How do you impress the leader of the free world? Try a 1963 Corvette Stingray.
“Watch out, people,” President Obama yelled as he took the sporty ride on a lap in front of the White House in the latest installment of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
“This is a sweet car right here,” Obama said before reminiscing about a similar car owned by a friend of his grandfather. “I remember seeing this and thinking, ‘If I were ever to get me one of these, I’d be set.’”
Obama was invited on the web series, Seinfeld said, because he “has gotten off just enough funny lines to qualify.” And, in the spirit of the show, the two weren’t afraid to trade playful barbs, like when Obama called Seinfeld a “quazi-retired man of leisure.”
When the star of the long-running sitcom bearing his name looked offended, Obama shot again, “are you still making speeches?”
The conversation spanned everything from the President’s favorite food (nachos) to the president he’d like to hang out with most (Teddy Roosevelt) to which group of people he likes best.
“I do really well with the 0-to-8 demographic,” the President said. “They love me, partly because my ears are big, and so I look like a cartoon character.
President Obama described politics like football: “There’s lots of hitting … But every once in a while you’ll see a hole, and there’s an open field.”
Little kids love saying my name, but it’s one big name. Barackobama.”
There was an honest moment between them, in the back of another unique ride. Sitting in the back of the presidential limo, Obama and Seinfeld reflected on their newfound lack of anonymity.
“Anonymity is not something you think about as being valuable,” Obama said.
“I remember very well not being famous,” Seinfeld responded. “It wasn’t that great.”
Of course there was a plug for Obamacare, which the President promoted on nearly all his TV appearances. That’s “usually the only reason I do these things,” he said.
The President discovered that there are some things not even the commander-in-chief could do: A Secret Service agent prevented the duo from going onto the streets of D.C. to get some real coffee.