President Barack Obama has envisioned a future with a retired David Letterman as domino buddy.
During his 8th “Late Show” guesting Monday, Obama jested about their unobtrusive futures saying Americans have grown up watching the 33-year old-timer comedian.
“After a tough day at the office or coming home from work, knowing that you’ve been there to give us a little bit of joy and a little bit of laughter, it has meant so much. You are part of us. You have given us a great gift and we love you,” Obama said.
Letterman’s CBS show is scheduled to air his final episode May 20, and has filled up his guest list with the appearance of prominent guests. To honor Obama’s appearance, Letterman created a list of “Top 10 Questions Dumb Guys Ask the President,” which include questions like “Will you be a guest on one of my last shows?” and “Will you show us your birth certificate?”
To commemorate the most recent unauthorized landing on the Capitol lawn question no. 1 goes like this; “When will you return my gyrocopter?”
The two men also went on to converse on more serious topics, like the Baltimore riots, with the president discoursing that too many minority groups have no trust rapport with police. Letterman inquired if the president believes racism is a factor. Obama replied that after a history of slavery, it was a residual one, Jim Crow laws and discrimination, although society has made great strides. And finally to a resounding applause from studio audience he stated, “I’m a testament to that.”
Letterman disclosed that, Obama told him during a commercial break, he plans to take a month off after leaving the oval office. The president said he together with wife Michelle hopes to get involved in causes that are important to them “in a different capacity,” which includes climate change and giving support to disadvantaged youth and military families.
And lastly, Obama exposed that, like David Letterman, he is looking forward to a life of peace and quiet and out of the spotlight.
“It does feel good not to have to be on the stump,” he said. Before jokingly added, “I was thinking you and me could play some dominoes together. We could go to the local Starbucks and swap stories.”