Obama And Three Other U.S. Presidents Tell David Letterman: “Our Long National Nightmare Is Over!” (VIDEO)

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David Letterman was given a hilarious send-off on Wednesday by four living U.S. presidents on his final “Late Show,” with each declaring that “our long national nightmare is over.” Watch the video below!

It began with archival footage of President Gerald Ford’s famous remark that “our long national nightmare is over,” following the resignation of President Richard Nixon. But then it segued into living presidents Barack Obama, George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush all repeating the line. The bit ended with Obama saying, “Our long national nightmare is over,” adding, “Letterman is retiring.” Letterman then stepped into the frame and said, “you’re just kidding, right?” President Obama then shrugged with a big smirk.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, besides President Obama and the three past U.S. presidents, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey, Steve Martin and Bill Murray also made appearances on Letterman’s final show.

Earlier in the month, President Obama had some kind words for the departing late night host. He said, “We’ve grown up with you… The country has, after a tough day at the office or coming home from work, knowing you’ve been there to give us a little bit a joy a little bit of laughter, it has meant so much. You’re part of all of us.”

Watch the video below of President Obama and three former living presidents give David Letterman a sendoff on his final “Late Show.”


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