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This was President Obama at his most self deprecating.

Monday night, Obama was the guest on a special edition of The Colbert Report filmed at George Washington University. But he didn't just come for a sit-down interview. At the beginning of the broadcast, the president interrupted Colbert before "The Word"—a section of the show where Colbert lampoons conservative talking points—and delivered the segment himself. 

"Stephen, you've been taking a lot of shots at my job, I decided to take a shot at yours," the president said. "How hard can this be? I'm going to say whatever you were about to say." To make it sound more presidential, Obama renamed the segment "The Decree." He then read the lines, which were not flattering toward him. It was amusing. 

Watch it below. 

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