WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama slipped into the role of late night talk show host on Monday, nudging Stephen Colbert away from his perch during an appearance on the comedian’s satirical programme and poking fun at himself in the process.
“You’ve been taking a lot of shots at my job, I’ve decided I’m going to go ahead and take a shot at yours,” Obama said before sitting down alone behind Colbert’s desk.
“As you know I, Stephen Colbert, have never cared for our president,” Obama proceeded, pretending to be the comedian.
“The guy is so arrogant, I bet he talks about himself in the third person,” he said to laughter and applause.
The president has appeared regularly on daytime and nighttime talk shows to reach specific constituency groups, including young people, who are a key Colbert demographic.