President Obama takes over 'The Colbert Report'

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President Obama Takes Over 'The Colbert Report'


Stephen Colbert got booted off his own show Monday night and replaced at the anchor desk by none other than President Barack Obama.

The Commander in Chief decided Colbert had taken one too many shots at his job in the past, and it was now time to return the favor.

"I, Stephen Colbert, have never cared for our president," President Barack Obama said as he impersonated Stephen Colbert on "The Colbert Report."

During his more presidential version of Colbert's "The Word" monologue segment, President Obama took some lighthearted shots at the Affordable Care Act while jokes about himself, Republicans and even Fox News popped up on the screen beside him.

"Remember the original HealthCare.gov site? I think that's where Disney got the idea for 'Frozen,'" President Barack Obama said as he impersonated Stephen Colbert on "The Colbert Report."

The bit was, of course, partly meant to put the spotlight on open enrollment for health insurance in 2015.

But once President Obama was done poking fun at Colbert, it was the late-night show host's turn to grill the POTUS about other issues, including having four defense secretaries in just six years.

But as The Washington Times pointed out, the president managed to focus most of the conversation on the economy, health care, immigration reform and midterm election results, like he often does during his late-night TV appearances.

Mr. Obama's first appearance on the show as president marked the beginning of the final two weeks of "The Colbert Report." The show's final episode will air Dec. 18.

Colbert is set to take over for David Letterman on CBS's "Late Show" next year. It's unclear exactly when his first appearance on the show will take place. (Video via CBS / "Late Show")

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, left, speaks with television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, speaks with television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, speaks with television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, speaks with television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Television personality Stephen Colbert smiles while taping the 'The Colbert Report' with U.S. President Barack Obama, not pictured, in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, speaks with television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, speaks with television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, speaks with television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, speaks with television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen as he guest hosts during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen as he guest hosts during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks to television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks to television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks to television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks to television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8: (AFP OUT) Television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' with U.S. President Barack Obama in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks to television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks with Stephen Colbert during a break in the taping of an interview for Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' at George Washington University in Washington on December 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks to television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks to television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks with Stephen Colbert during a break in the taping of an interview for Comedy Central's The Colbert Report at George Washington University in Washington on December 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks with Stephen Colbert during a break in the taping of an interview for Comedy Central's The Colbert Report at George Washington University in Washington on December 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks with Stephen Colbert during a break in the taping of an interview for Comedy Central's The Colbert Report at George Washington University in Washington on December 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks with Stephen Colbert during a break in the taping of an interview for Comedy Central's The Colbert Report at George Washington University in Washington on December 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the press watch US President Barack Obama tape an interview for Comedy Central's The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert at George Washington University in Washington on December 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks with Stephen Colbert during a break in the taping of an interview for Comedy Central's The Colbert Report at George Washington University in Washington on December 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks with Stephen Colbert during a break in the taping of an interview for Comedy Central's The Colbert Report at George Washington University in Washington on December 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks with Stephen Colbert during a break in the taping of an interview for Comedy Central's The Colbert Report at George Washington University in Washington on December 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks with Stephen Colbert during a break in the taping of an interview for Comedy Central's The Colbert Report at George Washington University in Washington on December 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen as he guest hosts during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University On December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks to television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen as he guest hosts during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University On December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks to television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on 'The Colbert Report' that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama does a segment called "The Decree" while making an appearance on The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert during a taping of the program at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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