WATCH: President Obama gives mock job interview to Stephen Colbert: "There wasn't a lot of room for advancement at my last job"

"The only one with a more powerful position was my wife," he added


Brendan Gauthier
October 18, 2016 3:51PM (UTC)

President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance in a sketch on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" on Monday, giving a mock job interview as he prepares to leave office in January.

"Honestly, there wasn't a lot of room for advancement at my last job," Obama said when asked why his fake résumé didn't include any promotions in the last eight years. "The only one with a more powerful position was my wife."

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"It doesn't say here," Colbert (as office manager Randy) said, reading Obama's résumé. "Where were you born?"

"Why don't we move on," a deadpanned Obama shot back.

Among his awards and commendations, the President noted his "almost thirty honorary degrees."

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"And I did win the Nobel Peace Prize," he added. Asked for what: "To be honest, I still don't know."


Brendan Gauthier

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