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Michelle Obama proposes a post-White House plan with David Letterman

by Ree Hines /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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The first lady of the United States and the host of "The Late Show" have something in common — they're both finishing out their terms.

For David Letterman, that means a couple more weeks of episodes before he retires from his late-night tenure. For Michelle Obama, that means moving out of the White House in 2017.

The question is what will they do with their newfound free time? Obama proposed an interesting idea during a Thursday visit to "The Late Show."

"I think we should hang out together," she said.

Letterman wasn't convinced she was serious, but Obama insisted she was.

"We could do things," she said. "I would help you raise your children. … I can help you through the dark times."

Michelle Obama and David Letterman
First Lady Michelle Obama visited with CBS Late Show host David Letterman and as a surprise brought the US Marine Corps Band during 4/30 taping in New York. CBS

Actually, Letterman and wife Regina Lasko only have one child, 11-year-old Harry. Obama's suggestion came after the host complained about arguments with his moody tween. He joked that her offer was equal parts "delightful and pathetic."

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But the first lady was determined, adding with a laugh, "You seem so challenged! It's a scary thing for you. I could walk you through it."

Letterman had another plan for any future kid-related drama.

"All the problems will be for the stepfather," he deadpanned.

Watch the clips for more fun banter between the two.

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