In case you were wondering, President Obama has appeared on Letterman a total of five times, three while in office. The White House Blog explains:
President Obama has sat down with Letterman a total of five times — three while in office — and joined him as one of his last guests on May 4, 2015.
The White House Blog has three favorite moments between President Obama and David Letterman. Each moment involves Obama getting in a little zinger. Here’s Favorite Moment Number One:
On whether the rancor and vitriol surrounding the President’s health care reform efforts was “rooted in racism”:
THE PRESIDENT: Well, first of all, I think it’s important to realize that I was black before the election.
Investigate the other two at your leisure.
But enough about Obama. The Tweet of the Day, sent to commemorate David Letterman’s departure from his long-running late-night show, should come as no surprise to LU Nation’s alert readers.
TV won’t be the same without Dave. pic.twitter.com/9q5NHTf3b5
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 20, 2015
Obama wouldn’t want to slight Letterman, of course, after he bestowed a similar honor on the late, great B.B. King only a few days ago.
As Howard Portnoy notes, Obama has honored Neil Armstrong and the moon this way as well.
And in 2014, he honored the Grand Canyon.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 26, 2014