WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips the Press Over Coverage of 'Secret' Obama Meetings

'Was the President of the United States trying to influence, intimidate or flatter me? My guess is uh-huh. Did it work? Might have. Was it sinister? I don’t f-ing know.'

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“Something is not a secret just because you don’t know about it. I can understand if there are some folks at Fox who are concerned that any meeting that I take with a powerful individual should be disclosed lest it be considered possible collusion.”

“Let me say this: I have been summoned by a surprisingly wide variety of individuals over the years — from tech giants, to financial captains, to Billy Joel.”

"And the general thrusts of all of those meetings or phone conversations are the same: ‘Jon, why are you such an asshole?’ 

"It was true of the meeting with the president, and it’s been true of the meetings with all those people."

“Was the President of the United States trying to influence, intimidate or flatter me? My guess is uh-huh. Did it work? Might have.  Was it sinister? I don’t f**king know.”

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