Galifianakis: First question. In 2013, you pardoned a turkey. What do you have planned for 2014?
Obama: We’ll probably pardon another turkey. We do that every Thanksgiving. Was that depressing to you? Seeing that, uh, one turkey kinda taken out of circulation? A turkey you couldn’t eat?
Galifianakis: So, how does this work? Do you send Ambassador Rodman to North Korea on your behalf? I read somewhere that you’ll be sending Hulk Hogan to Syria, or is that more of a job for Tonya Harding?
Obama: Zach, he’s, he’s not our ambassador.
Galifianakis: What should we do about North Ikea? (Looks at paper) Kor… North…
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