Barack Obama was president for eight years and during that time a person can get a little curious, especially when they have a mass of information and history at their beck and call.

During  a recent interview with The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Obama, who is currently promoting his new book, expressed some of his frustrations during his presidency such as his inability to close down the controversial Guantanamo Bay and the slow process of trying to obtain certain pieces of information. 

Colbert asked Obama if he ever requested a piece of information that he wasn’t allowed to see. Obama said that never happened but he did say that certain bits of info took longer than he would have liked adding “there are times when prying information out of the bowels of an agency can be challenging.”

Colbert then jokingly asked Obama if he had ever inquired about UFOs or aliens to which the former president revealed that he most certainly did but that was all he could say about the matter. Colbert joked in response “OK, I’ll take that as a yes because if there were none then you would say there were none, right? You just played your hand. I thought you were a poker player. You just 100 per cent showed your river card.” 

Obama responded by saying “feel free to think that” also adding a sly dig at Trump about his baseless claims of voter fraud conspiracies. “Can i say that UFOs and Roswell used to be the biggest conspiracy and now that seems so tame. The idea that the government might have an alien spaceship. That’s nothing.” Colbert quipped in response "now, the biggest conspiracy is, people in Michigan vote."

You can watch the full interview in the video below.

During his presidency, Donald Trump has said that he doesn’t believe in UFOs or aliens but as recently as October 2020, he said that he would promise to take a look into their existence. In August of this year, the Pentagon launched a task force to investigate UFO sightings and there is always Trump’s Space Force which we’re still unsure as to wether it was an elaborate joke or not. 

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