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White House Happy with Results of Pres. Obama’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ Appearance

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President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett says it wasn’t hard to persuade the president to take part in Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns,” a web series that’s an homage to old, bad local TV and cable access talk shows.

“No, it wasn’t hard to get him to participate. And yes, so far it has been overwhelmingly successful,” Jarrett said on “CBS This Morning.” “I was checking how many hits were on the site last night when I went to bed. It was 10 million, which I’m sure breaks all kinds of record. But more importantly than that, the traffic on [healthcare.gov] has gone up 40% between yesterday and today, and that was the goal.”

The “Today” show featured the segment from the Orange Room Tuesday morning, while on his show last night, Bill O’Reilly took issue with the timing of the President’s appearance. “Abe Lincoln would not have done it.” All three videos after the jump…

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