Turning his sit down with the President into a role play opportunity, Colbert appeared as a mustachioed career counselor named Randy and queried Obama about his reasons for leaving his last job and why he hadn’t been promoted over the past eight years. “Honestly there wasn’t a lot of room for advancement in my last job,” Obama deadpanned. “The only one with a more powerful position was my wife.”
Obama also enumerated his various accomplishments — Obamacare, the Iran Nuclear Deal, reopening relations with Cuba — while Colbert offered slight tweaks, like “proficient in Microsoft Office,” that might appeal more to potential employers. Obama seemed to catch on after Colbert asked about his saving the American auto industry: “Yeah, but nobody believes it,” Obama quipped. “Change that to: Drives stick.”
The bit also found Obama sneaking in messages about the importance of voting November 8th, though Colbert pointed out he couldn’t officially endorse a candidate since they were on network television. Instead, he asked Obama about his choice of snacks: “Would you care for an extra fiber nutrient bar, which has traveled to more than 100 countries, or this shriveled tangerine covered in Golden Retriever hair, filled with bile that I wouldn’t leave alone with the woman I love?”
“Well, I think I’ll go with the fiber nutrient bar,” Obama replied dryly.
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