In his Monday night appearance on the “Colbert Report,” President Barack Obama mocked himself while taking shots at Republicans and Fox News.
Obama pretended to interrupt host Stephen Colbert, and then gave the opening monologue himself.
“I, Stephen Colbert, have never cared for our president,” Obama said after telling Colbert he would just read the monologue the host had prepared.
“The guy is so arrogant, I bet he talks about himself in the third person,” Obama continued, with the words “between those long pauses” appearing alongside.
The appearance was aimed at pushing young people to sign up for health insurance under Obamacare.
“The new website works, and we most young people can get covered for less than $100, but how’s the president going to get that message out to the kids?” Obama asked, with the phrase “Tattoo it on Taylor Swift!” popping up immediately after asking the question.
“We could try to appeal to [young people] directly through a speech or a press conference, but young people don’t watch real news shows like this one,” Obama said, mocking Fox News.
Colbert held the show at George Washington University. It was one of his final “Colbert Report” episodes before he moves to CBS to replace the retiring David Letterman as “Late Show” host.