The morning after First Lady Michelle Obama visited David Letterman to wish him well in retirement and offer to help raise his child, CBS announced President Barack Obama would make his eighth and final visit with Letterman, appearing on Late Show this coming Monday.
This will be President Obama’s third visit to the program as POTUS. He last appeared on the broadcast Sept. 18, 2012, and prior to that on Sept. 21, 2009. As an Illinois senator, he appeared on the program five times, beginning in 2004 and continuing through his 2008 presidential campaign.
The announcement came the morning after Michelle Obama stopped by the show and told Dave the two of them should “hang out together” once Dave leaves Late Show.
“We could do things – I would help you raise your children…I can help you through the dark times,” the First Lady offered, saying she’d have answers to his child-rearing “problems.”
“All the problems will be for the stepfather,” Letterman quipped.
Letterman is President Obama’s first late-night stop since getting rave reviews for his performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
It may have been a dirty trick to play on clambake “host” Cecily Strong, but the big talker of the night came when Obama brought out Luther, his Anger Translator – aka, Keegan-Michael Key from Comedy Central’s Key and Peele to help him deliver his speech:
Obama: “Despite our differences, we count on the press to shed light on the most important issues of the day.”
Luther: “We can count on Fox News to terrify old white people with some nonsense: ‘Sharia law is coming to Cleveland, run for the damn hills!’”
Obama wasn’t kidding when he said being a lame duck was great. “I am determined to make the most of every moment I have left. After the midterm elections, advisers asked, ‘Do you have a bucket list?” I have something that rhymes with ‘Bucket List:’
– ‘Executive action on immigration? Bucket!’
– ‘New climate regulations? Bucket! It’s the right thing to do.’”