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Obama on Secret Service Scandal

We Fired the 'Knuckleheads'

4/25/2012 6:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jimmy Fallon
got one hell of an exclusive out of Barack Obama on his talk show last night ... he got the POTUS to finally open up about the "knuckleheads" he 86'd in the wake of the Secret Service hooker scandal.

Obama told Fallon ... "The Secret Service guys are incredible ... they protect me, they protect Michelle, they protect our girls, they protect our officials all around the world."

"99.9% of them, every day, they're putting their life on the line, they do a great job. So, a couple of knuckleheads shouldn't detract from what they do."

"What these guys were thinking? I don't know" ... Obama said ... adding, "That's why they're not there anymore."

Obama didn't just talk politics ... he also SANG politics ... in Fallon's, "Slow Jam the News" segment ... pretty awesome.

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