The POTUS and David Letterman are both counting down the days to retirement, and Barack Obama thinks they should spend some quality time together once they’ve left their respective desks.
“I was thinking you and me, we could play some dominoes together,” Obama told The Late Show host. “We can go to the local Starbucks and swap stories.” (We’d do anything to eavesdrop on that conversation!)
Letterman revealed that during a commercial break, the president said that after he leaves office he’s planning on taking a month off. “Are you kidding me? After eight years of this you’re only taking a month off?” Letterman marveled before joking, “I plan to teach law at Columbia.”
“I’d be interested in sitting in on that class,” Obama quipped.
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The two icons then got down to business, swapping some serious respect. “I don’t know quite what to say by expression of gratitude here,” Letterman said. “It’s particularly meaningful to me because I think like most Americans we feel we know you … I can only wish you all the best in life.”
Obama countered with: “We’ve grown up with you … Knowing you’ve been there to give us a little bit of joy, a little bit of laughter, it has meant so much and you’re a part of all of us.” Watch the pair's endearing love fest here:
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So we all know David Letterman is retiring from his gig as host of the late show in just a few weeks, and of course, he's been making plans for his post late night life. Turns out president Barack Obama is doing the same thing in preparation for his departure from the Oval Office in 2016. And the two have pretty similar ideas for their retirement plans. Well, I was thinking you and me, we could Play some dominoes together. [LAUGH] Dominoes. I really like the idea of playing some dominoes with you. I've played dominoes. I'm pretty good. I know you think I'm no good at dominoes. I'm pretty good at dominoes. After serving as President of the United States for 8 years we don't blame you for just wanting to kick back and play some dominoes, Mr. Obama. And hosting The Late Show for twenty two years couldn't have been a walk in the park for Dave, here, either. Though dave has admitted he'll miss sitting behind that desk every night, he told Regis Feldman earlier this year he can't wait to finally retire and do, well, whatever he darn well pleases. Well I'll tell you something I, I, I, can't wait for it to happen because I am sick and tired. Of people saying, well, what are you gonna do? Yeah. What are you gonna do? I have no idea what I'm gonna do. We can't wait to see what both Dave and President Obama have in store for the future. And hey, we wouldn't mind witnessing that dominoes match-up either. Exciting!