Did Barack Obama Make a Gaffe on Leno?

Aside from the fact that President Barack Obama made history last night by appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he also may have gotten himself in a bit of trouble.

Check out this exchange between the prez and Jay Leno:

Leno: I imagine the bowling alley has been just burned and closed down.
Obama: No, no. I have been practicing all
Leno: Really? Really?
Obama: I bowled a 129.
Leno: No, that's very good. Yes. That's very good, Mr. President.
Obama: It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something.
Leno: No, that's very good.
Obama: No, listen, I'm making progress on the bowling, yes.

Before the taped show even aired, Obama called the chairman of the Special Olympics, Tim Shriver, and apologized.

"He expressed his disappointment and he apologized in a way that was very moving," Shriver explained on Good Morning America. "He expressed that he did not intend to humiliate this population." Shriver added that Obama said he wants to invite the Special Olympics athletes to bowl or play basketball in the White House.

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