Courtesy of The Daily Beast

The Late Show host traveled down to Washington, D.C. this week to sit down, at a healthy distance, with former President Barack Obama and talk about his new best-selling memoir A Promised Land and the perilous state of American democracy in the last days of President Donald Trump.

“I just want to take a moment to drink you in for just a moment,” Colbert said early in the interview. “Because I’m having to get used to looking at a president again. I’ve gotten out of the habit. I have to warm up for Joe Biden. I don’t want to pull anything when I see him take the oath of office.”

Seeming to agree with that assessment, Obama said, “We’ve got the potential of returning to a presidency that is actually paying attention and trying to do right by all people and not just some.”

For the most part, Colbert decided to leave the man who is still the current president aside, explaining that he’s talked enough about him over these past four years.

More often than not it was Obama who returned to Donald Trump, if not by name, calling out his administration’s “shambolic” response to the COVID-19 pandemic and adding that it’s not “rocket science” to simply take the scientific recommendations seriously.

Asked by the host if he was surprised that Republicans didn’t see the “political advantage” of acting like they “cared,” Obama said, “I think that that is a measure of how detached from reality and how embedded ideological and conspiratorial thinking has become, where you’re doing it even when it’s to your disadvantage.”

I have to admit that I had hoped to go all day today without mention he who shall not be named, but then I saw this awesome Obama interview and I just felt that it needed to be shared. 

You could just have the video playing in the background while you start your Thanksgiving preparations and then every time you hear the name of the horrid hateful pissant you can punch your turkey, you know, just to tenderize it. 

My poor bird might be so tender that it will be like eating turkey flavored pudding.