After launching his new show with a bevy of jokes on Donald Trump, Stephen Colbert decided it would be a nice idea to invite the GOP front running candidate for the presidency on The Late Show.
So, Sept. 22, it happened.
It certainly wasn't the best interview Colbert has had on his show so far, that honor goes to the the emotional chat with Vice President Joe Biden. But still it was a civilized conversation in which Trump still would not say whether President Obama was born in America.
Then they played a little game:
All in all, a solid night at The Late Show.
President Obama has had a very strange relationship with salmon this past week.
During a scheduled trip to Alaska to see the effects of climate change firsthand, Obama appeared on a taping of Running Wild With Bear Grylls. While many people hoped the duo would end up drinking each other's urine, they opted for something a bit more mundane—a leftover salmon carcass that an actual bear had left on the side of a river.
This wasn't the first run in with salmon Obama had during his Alaskan adventure. Just days before this, a salmon spawned (if ya know what we mean) on the President.
President Obama is officially the #YOLO president.
Ahead of his scheduled three-day trip to Alaska to see the effects of climate change, Obama announced that Mount McKinley, America's highest point, will now officially be known as Denali.
The mountain was originally known as Denali by Alaskan natives before it was renamed to honor President William McKinley in 1917. But many Alaskans have continued to call it by its original name, and the state has been petitioning the federal government to change the name since 1975.
Some Ohioans think this is a Miserable idea, since McKinley hails from the state.
But this isn't even the craziest part of Obama's trip. NBC has announced that the president will film an episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls.
Obama will learn survival skills
and talk about environment issues with Bear Grylls, the survivalist who has recently filmed with stars Kate Winslet and Michelle Rodriguez.
No word yet if Bear plans on drinking Obama's presidential urine.
President Obama's tech savvy staff want you to know the Commander in Chief is up on modern music, so they released his Spotify playlist Aug. 14.
According to the description in the playlist:
President hand-picked his favorite songs for a summer playlist. Take a listen to his 20 picks for a summer night.
With that description, it's a little strange that the first song listed is John Coltrane's My Favorite Things. Don't get me wrong, this is actually one of my personal favorite Coltrane songs, but it's most definitely a Christmas-time song, right?
Things pick up a little bit, getting way more modern with a Beyoncé track from her newest album featuring the incredible Frank Ocean.
It's an eclectic list of oldies and contemporary-ish songs from a broader variety of artists that we would expect. There's Nina Simone, Erika Badu and some Miles Davis. Never would have picked Obama for a Leonard Cohen fan, either. That's some good taste.
Things mostly stay at an easy, grooving pace with The Lumineers Stubborn Love as the wildest song on the list.
The weirdest track to us is Frank Sinatra's The Best is Yet to Come. Nothing against Ol' Blue Eyes, it just doesn't seem to fit the rest.
You can rock along to some presidential jams over here and tell us what you think about the President's musical tastes.
President Obama knows that Donald Trump is probably stressing out over the Aug. 5 first Republican primary debate, so he decided to offer some advice.
Jimmy Fallon's Donald Trump impression might be as weak as his ring finger, but the jokes that spring from this little interaction stand on their own. Plus, half the fun of watching a Jimmy Fallon impression is seeing how far away he can get from the real thing.
This phone preparation covers a great many topics between the sitting president and the man who led the birther cause.
They joked on Chris Christie, Trump got his own Cecil the lion trophy and the whole thing ended with an autotuned duet of OMI's Cheerleader.
Trump's probably had a busy enough week, what with answering all those phone calls after his cell number went public.
That surely won't stop the fireworks from blowing up in tomorrow's debate as the top 10 polled contenders for the Republican party nomination spar for a chance to say anything slightly meaningful in the most presidential way possible.
Barack Obama and Angela Merkel had an eminently shoopable conversation at the 41st G7 Summit this past weekend. While they were busy discussing serious international matters like what to do with Greece's financial crisis and Russia's ongoing aggression in eastern Europe, we were... well... doing stuff like this.
This also marked the first meeting of the G7 since it had formerly been the G8, until we kicked Putin out for being a douchebag. Neener neener, you're not in the club anymore, loser!
Over the weekend, Madonna answered a BUNCH of questions from fans and onlookers in this weird Q&A session. She goes way too far into detail on odd topics and reiterates that she is very much a rebel and very much has a heart, thus explaining the title of her most recent album: Rebel Heart
It's so quiet and strange and she mentions Drake multiple times.
"Don't kiss Drake no matter how many times he begs you to"
Because this happened and she just doesn't want you to forget about it.
At least she seems to have taken out her grill for this one.
Obama clearly had his priorities in place when honoring Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. And I quote: "Today is a chance for Americans, especially our young people, to say thank you for all the things we love from Japan. Like karate and karaoke. Manga and anime. And, of course, emojis."
Way to go, chief.
Somehow the story is even worse than that sounds.
Kam Brock, @Akilahbrock, was pulled over by New York police and her car impounded when officers suspected she was driving under the influence of marijuana (none was found in the vehicle). After getting upset with officers and undergoing a medical evaluation, doctors thought she was suffering from a mental disorder - thinking her claims of being followed by Barack Obama on Twitter were bunk.
The only problem is that Barack Obama DOES follow @AkilahBrock, and around 640,000 other people. And now Brock is faced with thousands in medical bills after being sent to a facility. She's now pursuing legal action as a result of these stupid, insane events.
Check out a full video of the coverage here.