The Late Show host, acting as an office manager named Randy, gave the current commander-in-chief some hilarious tips during a mock interview in preparation for his upcoming job hunt.
Colbert started the exchange by bluntly pointing out that 55 years old is “a tough time to be starting over for a man,” then moved on to why Obama didn’t have any promotions in the eight-year span of his previous job.
“Honestly there wasn’t a lot of room for advancement in my last job,” Obama explained. “The only one with a more powerful position was my wife.”
“It doesn’t say here: Where were you born?” ” Colbert said while reading Obama’s résumé, making a sly nod to the birther controversy.
“Why don’t we move on,” the POTUS shot back.
Among his awards and commendations, Obama noted his “almost thirty honorary degrees.”
“And I did win the Nobel Peace Prize,” he added. Asked for what: “To be honest, I still don’t know.”
Colbert said he couldn’t allow Obama to openly endorse a candidate, but he did ask him to make another important decision — regarding snacks.
“Would you care for an extra fiber nutrient bar, which has traveled to more than 100 countries,” the comedian asked, not-so-subtly alluding to Hillary Clinton. “Or this shriveled tangerine, covered in golden retriever hair, filled with bile, that I wouldn’t leave alone with the woman I love?”
“I think I’ll go with the fiber nutrient bar,” Obama responded.