The former President of the United States Barack Obama is getting candid about several topics with comedian Hasan Minhaj. In a one-on-one interview, Obama opens up about his famous end-of-year lists, how the events transpired in the US have affected his mental health and the dreams he saw in the White House.Right off the bat, Minhaj asks the 61-year-old whether his end-of-year lists are authentic. “I need you to look me in the eyes and be honest with me,” he says at the beginning of the interview. “Mr. President, when you do your end-of-the-year lists, do you really read all those books, watch all those shows and listen to all those songs?”
“I do,” Obama immediately responds. “I am so glad that I had this opportunity.Minhaj even teases Obama by asking him what would happen if he didn’t choose his wife’s book, The Light We Carry, as one of his favourite books of 2022. To which, Obama responds with a laugh, “Well that would be foolish, because we share a bank account.”
The former President also reveals a strange recurring dream he had while in the White House. “I did have dreams where I wasn’t president–and they were some of my happiest dreams,” he tells Minhaj.