President Obama got a chance to respond to mean tweets on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live but his appearance was more than just laughs. He also discussed current events in Ferguson.

“What had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest, but there was no excuse for criminal acts. Whoever fired those shots should not detract from the issue—they are criminals, they need to be arrested. And then what we need to do is make sure that like-minded, good-spirited people on both sides—law enforcement, who have a terrifically tough job, and people who understandably don’t want to be stopped and harassed just because of their race—that they are able to work together to come up with some good answers,” he to Kimmel.

Watch the full interview below:

h/t The Root

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