VIDEO: Obama to Letterman: I Was Black Before The Election

Sep. 21 2009, Updated 11:45 a.m. ET

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The President’s health care plan might be ailing, but he knows the best medicine is laughter, so that must be why he went on Dave Letterman’s show Monday night.

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When Letterman asked Mr. Obama what he thought about former President Jimmy Carter’s suggestion that racism is behind the criticism of the healthcare plan, Obama joked “I think it’s actually important to realize that I was actually black before the election.” The crowed roared with laughter and Dave himself even snickered!

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