Screen image courtesy CBS(NEW YORK) — President Obama brushed up on his job-hunting skills with the help of Stephen Colbert on Monday night’s The Late Show.
Colbert introduced the prerecorded segment by noting that “a friend of his” will be losing his job soon. Acting as an office manager named “Randy,” he attempts to help POTUS transition into his next career by engaging him in a mock job interview.
Colbert asks “Mr. O’Balmer” why he hasn’t gotten a promotion in the last eight years. “Honestly, there wasn’t a lot of room for advancement in my last job,” notes the president. “The only one with a more powerful position was my wife.”
“It doesn’t say here. Where were you born?” Colbert asks, referring to the “birther” issue that has plagued the president’s political past. “Really?” replies Obama with a smirk.
The president’s use of executive orders also came up during the “interview,” when he explains that he used one of them to gain his 77 million Twitter followers.
Colbert’s “Randy” also helped Obama express his accomplishments into more resume-friendly terms, turning, “Brokered international deals that slowed the impact of climate change and prevented Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon” into “mastering Microsoft Excel.”
“Saving the American auto industry” became “able to drive a stick.”
The Late Show host then explained that he couldn’t ask the president to officially endorse either Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton on a network TV show, and asked him to pick a favorite “snack” instead.
“Would you care for an extra fiber nutrient bar, which has traveled to more than 100 countries,” asks Colbert, “or this shriveled tangerine covered in golden retriever hair, filled with bile that I wouldn’t leave alone with the woman I love?”
“I think I will go with the fiber nutrient bar,” Obama answered.
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