Obama's mid-term election pitch on US television network

President Barack Obama has become the first sitting US president to appear on the satirical TV programme, The Daily Show, alongside host Jon Stewart.

The appearance comes six days before mid-term elections that could see the Democrats lose their grip on Congress.

Mr Obama told the host that the change he promised in his presidential campaign was not something that could be achieved in just 18 months.

Footage courtesy of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart/Comedy Central

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