Stephen Colbert to Obama: ‘I want to take a moment to drink you in’

Stephen Colbert to Obama: ‘I want to take a moment to drink you in’
Stephen Colbert, Kamala Harris (Image: YouTube screen grab)

Barack Obama, who has blessedly stayed out of the picture since leaving the White House four years ago, emerged again in the closing weeks so the 2020 campaign season to stump for his former second in command. Although he failed abysmally at his one assignment — helping Joe Biden close the sale on Florida Hispanics — he has been sounding off since the election. Yesterday, he appeared on The Breakfast Club to take a shot at said Hispanics, whom he smeared as religious clingers. Where have we heard that before?

But the most vivid memory he will take away from his brief return to the limelight will undoubtedly be his appearance Tuesday on CBS’s “The Late Show,” where the former president was no doubt thrilled to learn that he still induces tingles.

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His interview with host Stephen Colbert started off normally enough, even folksily, with Obama volunteering that Michelle said, “Hey.” But then a minute or so in Colbert spoiled it all, as the song goes, by saying something stupid. No, it wasn’t “I love you,” but it was close:

Can we just take moment — I can just — and I want to talk. I just want to take a moment to drink you in for just a moment. Because I’m having to get used to looking at a President. Again. You know, I’ve gotten out of — I’ve gotten out of the habit. (RELATED: Stephen Colbert says being a straight white man in America is a ‘dark feeling’)

Obama laughed as his host gushed, partly it seemed out of embarrassment. But the awkwardness lasted only a few seconds before the pair moved onto a topic they both love: taking shots at Donald Trump.

(h/t mrcNewsBusters)

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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