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President Obama’s episode of ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ to air next month

President Obama

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Without a doubt, President Obama has proven to be the coolest commander-in-chief that this country has ever seen, but can he keep his cool amongst the elements in the wilderness?

We’ll soon find out the answer to that question when NBC airs the president’s guest appearance on the popular survival skills reality show, “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” next month.

Filmed over the summer during his visit to Alaska, the upcoming episode will feature President Obama witnessing firsthand some effects of climate change on the land before he heads into the woods with Grylls to pick up some tips on how to survive if he were ever in the position to go against nature.

Despite the epic cool factor of it all, there’s one entity that is none too pleased with the president’s appearance on the show.

When news first broke that he would be filming a special episode of the show, PETA issued a statement denouncing Grylls, his show, and the president’s appearance on the show.

“This internationally condemned program, on which women have been bullied into slitting a baby pig’s throat and eating a mouse soaked in urine, is the last place for the 44th president to be seen,” said PETA’s statement in part. “There are far better ways to get the message about global climate change out than by appearing on this disgusting show.”

PETA aside, the show seems to be very popular among a number of celebrities, as Deion Sanders, Michael B. Jordan, Tamron Hall, and Zac Efron are among a long list of notables to join Grylls in a test of their survival skills.

“Running Wild With Bear Grylls” featuring President Obama is set to air on NBC on Dec. 17 at 10 p.m. EST.