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The last thing President Obama needed was a gaffe.
He made one.
"Very good," Leno said sarcastically.
“It was like Special Olympics or something,” Obama replied.
Realizing the potential magnitude of the mistake, the White House addressed the president's remark to reporters aboard Air Force One.
"The President made an offhand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics," Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton told reporters. "He thinks that the Special Olympics are a wonderful program that gives an opportunity to shine to people with disabilities from around the world."
To read more about Obama's appearance on the Tonight Show, click here.