Soon-to-be Retirees President Obama and David Letterman Make Plans to Go to Starbucks and Swap Stories

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President Obama made his eighth and final stop on the Late Show With David Letterman on Monday. The show, which began years before Obama was even eligible to become president, ends its run on May 20. The pair wondered what they would both do after impending retirement finally arrived.  

I was thinking you and me, we could play some dominoes together,” Obama said. “You know, go to the local Starbucks and … swap stories.” Letterman added that he was thinking about teaching law at Columbia University. 

Obama also discussed serious matters, like the riots in Baltimore. Before the taping, Obama debuted a new nonprofit designed to help disadvantaged students of color. “It is important that now that charges have been brought in Baltimore,” he said, “that we let the process play itself out.” They also devoted some time to talking about how great Michelle Obama is. 

Obama ended his interview by praising the man who has been on televisions at bedtime for 33 years. “After a tough day at the office or coming home from work, knowing that you’ve been there to give us a little bit of joy and a little bit of laughter, it has meant so much,” he said. “You’re part of all of us. You’ve given us a great gift and we love you.”