“I just want to take a moment to drink you in for just a moment, because I’m having to get used to looking at a president again,” Colbert told Obama on Tuesday night during ‘The Late Show’ after some light banter back and forth between the two.
“I got to warm up for Joe Biden,” Colbert continued while his guest laughed. “I don’t want to pull anything when I see him take the oath of office. You got to ease me into this a little bit.”
“I just want to take a moment to drink you in for just a moment because I’m having to get used to looking at a President again” – @StephenAtHome lovefest with Barack Obama on Tuesday’s @ColbertLateShow #LSSC pic.twitter.com/pSYYjRX3uH
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) November 25, 2020
“Physically painful to watch,” Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavey tweeted in reaction to the widely shared clip.
“Isn’t this more or less what Toobin got in trouble for?” reporter Becket Adams added, sarcastically referring to former New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin, who was let go after reportedly exposing himself during a virtual work meeting.
— Former President Elect Jack Langworthy (@NINAYOcom) November 25, 2020
Wow Stephen Colbert has become a banal loser. https://t.co/6mYtc7KLEx
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) November 25, 2020
I just threw up in my mouth.
— ThanksGuyving Faux (@Faux_Guy_) November 25, 2020
Colbert made clear during his talk with Obama that he has “no doubt” Biden will make a great president. The two also slammed Trump, with Obama saying his successor “exceeded” his worst nightmares as president.
Colbert and Obama ended their love-fest interview with a game of “wastepaper basketball,” tossing crumpled-up papers into a trash can.
After their game, Colbert ended the affair by saying, “thank you for being president.”
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