Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has joked that he “still doesn’t know why” he won the Nobel Peace Prize. He even complained that he hasn’t had a promotion for eight years during a mock job interview with the host of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”.
With only three months left in the White House, Obama was interviewed for a new job on the show, which allowed the outgoing President to poke fun at his résumé, reports dailymail.co.uk.
Colbert tried to coach Obama, 55, on how to transition from the White House. He started the mock interview by reminding Obama that age 55 was “a tough time to start over for a man”, and said to him: “I don’t see any promotions for the last eight years, which isn’t always good”.
Obama said: “There wasn’t a lot of room for advancement in my last job. The only one with a more powerful job than me was my wife.”
Colbert asked Obama if he had won any awards during his eight years in the job.
“I did win the Nobel Peace Prize,” said Obama. To this, the host asked: “And what was that for?”
“To be honest, I still don’t know,” joked Obama.
Obama was given the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, only a few months after becoming President, for extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples although many people were baffled by the award.
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” airs in India on Star World Premiere HD.