President Obama Jokes with David Letterman One Last Time
President Obama stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman for one of Letterman’s final shows.
Letterman asked the president, “What will you do when you retire?”
Obama replied, “I was thinking, you and me could play some dominoes together.”
“Dominoes? All right,” said Letterman.
Obama then joked, “We could go to the local Starbucks, you know, swap stories.”
Letterman complimented the president on his comedic chops.
“You were funny at The White House Correspondent’s Dinner,” said the host.
Obama swiftly replied, “I'm a funny guy!”
Letterman asked, “Do you have guys who write that stuff?”
Obama answered, “No, Dave. I write it all myself.”
Things got serious when the talk turned to all the unrest in Baltimore.
The president said, “This is not just a policing problem. What you have are pockets of poverty, lack of opportunity, lack of education, all across this country and too often we ignore those pockets until something happens and then we act surprised.”
Before leaving, the president thanked Letterman for his 33 years on the air.
“Knowing you've been there to give us a little bit of joy, a little bit of laughter, it has meant so much. You know, you're part of all of us,” said Obama.
A humble Letterman said, “Thank you. Thank you very much.”
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