WATCH: Obama Takes Over Colbert Report

U.S. President turns 'The Word' segment into 'The Decree,' poking fun at Obamacare, his own approval ratings and Fox News.

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U.S. President Barack Obama was the guest of Stephen Colbert's special "Colbert Report" in Washington, D.C., on Monday night.

The president showed up three minutes earlier than Colbert "expected," and took over the Comedy Channel's hosts popular "The Word" segement about Obamacare. Obama spoke of the pros and cons of his health care plan and the challenges Republicans face in trying to undo it.

Interacting with the verbal comments appearing on the side of the screen, he bemoaned the fact that it was hard to sell Obamacare to young people because they do not watch real news programs like The Colbert Report  – or fake ones, like Fox, read the screen. He added it would be below the president's dignity to appear on a comedy show, which the screen noted would be above his approval ratings.

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, speaking with Stephen Colbert during a taping of "The Colbert Report" at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., December 8, 2014.Credit: Bloomberg

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