Obama is no stranger to mixing messages of hope and change with a twist of humour.
On Tuesday Jimmy Kimmel Live held their third annual (RED) shopathon to help in the fight against AIDS, and President Obama was there to talk to the nation about the virus.
He pointed to the fact that there was cause for hope. “Since the peak of the virus,” said Obama, “AIDS-related deaths have been cut in half.”
He also tried to motivate people to join the fight by promising a go piloting Air Force 1, and offering to share his classified files on “the aliens”.
Sadly these are no longer within his power, but it’s the thought that counts.