“No,” Obama replied. “Because if — you know, you have to be, you know, in it. If you’re in it, and if you don’t agree, you should have agreed before they ran. Bottom line is, if you didn’t agree with what Barack was saying, I would not support his run. So I stand there proudly, and I hope they are, too, standing with their spouses proudly. So no, no sympathy.”
During her appearance on the show, Obama also joked around with Colbert, climbing into a blanket fort with the host (a recurring segment on the show) to discuss serious issues, like investment in education for young girls around the world, and less serious ones — such as when a conversation about healthy eating turned into a joke about how eating too many carrots can turn someone orange.
“And if you turn really orange, you have to start saying crazy things and run for president,” Colbert cracked.