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Obama takes over 'The Word' segment on 'Colbert Report'

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Both President Barack Obama and Stephen Colbert’s tenures are winding down—Colbert’s more quickly than Obama’s. And on last night’s Colbert Report, it looked like Obama might be testing out a new gig.

A day after Colbert hosted The Kennedy Center Honors, Colbert took his show to D.C., specifically George Washington University, where he had the president as his guest, and his, well, cohost. 

“Stephen, you’ve been taking a lot of shots at my job. I decided I’m going to go ahead and take a shot at yours,” Obama told the host. So Obama kicked Colbert out of the way and took over the desk for “The Word” segment. To make it a little more presidential he called it “The Decree”; however, he did the segment about healthcare just as Colbert would have. “Nation, as you know, I, Stephen Colbert, have never cared for our president,” Obama began. “The guy is so arrogant, I bet he talks abut himself in the third person.”