Watch Stephen Colbert Walk President Obama Through The Job Interview Process
Barack Obama has spent the entirety of his presidency fighting to lower the unemployment rate. But in a great stroke of irony, the President himself will be jobless come Inauguration Day on January 20. To make sure Obama doesn’t spend too much time on his couch binge-watching Suits, Stephen Colbert visited the President at Carnegie Mellon University and transformed into Randy, an office manager type who sat down with the POTUS to help him with his resume and job interviewing skills.
Like most comedy bits President Obama partakes in, he shows his impeccable timing and ability to make fun of himself. When asked why hasn’t received a promotion in eight years, Obama responded with, “There wasn’t a lot of room for advancement in my last job. The only one with a more powerful position was my wife.” The entire interview touched on all the greatest (and not-so-greatest) hits of the Obama presidency, like Osama Bin Laden, slowing climate change, opening relations with Cuba, the Iran nuclear deal, and his Nobel Peace Prize, which Obama mockingly wonders why he won. When asked where he was born, Obama, in perfect deadpan, says, “Why don’t we move on.”
But of course, Obama wouldn’t be taking the time to do this bit if there wasn’t an important message he wanted to to get out, and, of course, there is nothing more important to him right now than Hillary Clinton winning the election. Speaking to millennials, he said: “I’d tell them, straight-up, that this is the most important election of their lifetimes,” Obama said. “That they have the opportunity to make history. The results in November could change their lives forever, so they have to get out there and vote.”
Watch the entire clip above.