President Barack Obama will leave the White House in 2017 after eight years in office. It’ll surely be a big change for him to assume the role of American civilian after holding the title of most powerful man in all the land. So, what will Obama do with all of that free time not spent running the world?
During his final White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday, April 30 President Obama joked about what the future holds for him with a spoof video that shows the president’s transition from Commander-in-Chief to “Couch Commander.”
The video begins with Obama in the Oval Office, watching TV on his laptop as MSNBC host Chuck Todd claims the president is about to become “Couch Commander.” Obama responds with a simple and effective line: “F**k you, Chuck Todd.”
POTUS then makes his way over to chat with someone he knows will understand what he’s going through and offer solid advice, Vice President Joe Biden. “I can’t golf every day, can I?” Obama asks. Unfortunately for Obama, all Biden seems to care about is picking out the perfect pair of Aviator sunglasses. Though they all look the same to Obama, Biden is quick to point out that “they capture different moods.” Indeed, Biden, Indeed!
Biden, ever the good friend, suggests to Obama that he should volunteer to help out a local sports team. A brief moment of contemplation leads Obama to pick up the phone and contact the Washington Wizards, an elite NBA team.
The adventures of retired President Obama only get more comical from there as he heads to the DMV to get his license renewed. There’s some typical drama characteristic of any trip to the DMV, but Obama also finds himself in a difficult situation because of his middle name, ‘Hussein’. Of course, no identity saga is complete for this POTUS without someone questioning the authenticity of his birth certificate!
Later on, Obama discovers the joys of Snapchat, much to Michelle Obama’s chagrin, and Snaps about the greatness of Obamacare. We’re not sure he quite understood which filter he was using…
Finally, Obama chats with someone who understands what he’s going through — former Speaker of the House, John Boehner. Glass of red wine in hand, of course.