Former President Obama is mocking the "birther" conspiracy theory about him touted for years by President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt MORE, joking that he was "able to get away with" not being born in the United States.

The 44th president, who was born in Hawaii, is set to appear Monday night on "The Daily Show" to promote his new book, "A Promised Land."

In a preview clip from the interview with Trevor NoahTrevor Noah'Daily Show' pledges 'brand new look and feel' when it returns from summer hiatus Amazon takes big step in e-book deal with libraries, but activists seek more Ted Cruz, Trevor Noah get into Twitter spat: 'I remember when the Daily Show was funny' MORE, the Comedy Central host cracked that Obama's comical roasts of public figures have led them to make White House bids.


"I don't know if you've noticed, but you have an ability to inspire people to run for the highest office in the land with some of the jokes you tell about them," Noah told a grinning Obama.

Some pundits have theorized that Obama's biting remarks at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association dinner about Trump, who was a guest there, might have helped motivate the then-real estate developer to run for office.

Obama also once referred to rapper Kanye WestKanye Omari WestHarris's stepdaughter makes Paris Fashion Week debut Caitlyn Jenner: My family not 'involved whatsoever' in gubernatorial bid Chris Rock, 'SNL' cast reflect on 'messed up' year in politics, pop culture during season finale MORE as a "jackass" for interrupting Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison SwiftBlackburn: 'Taylor Swift would be the first victim' of socialism, Marxism California police officer plays Taylor Swift to prevent protesters' video from being posted to YouTube The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Social media flooded with 'ring of fire' eclipse photos MORE when she was accepting an MTV Video Music Award in 2009. West launched an unsuccessful presidential bid under the Birthday Party this year.

"I should roast people I admire more. I'll start roasting you, man," Obama, 59, quipped to Noah, who was born in South Africa.

"Although you weren't born here," he continued. "But, look, I was able to get away with it, apparently."


Trump spent much of Obama's time in office pushing the racist and unfounded theory that he was not born in the United States.

In his new memoir, Obama wrote that his being elected the first Black president "triggered a deep-seated panic" and "a sense that the natural order had been disrupted," which "is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started pedaling assertions that I had not been born in the United States and thus was an illegitimate president."

"For millions of Americans spooked by a Black man in the White House, he promised an elixir for their racial anxiety," Obama wrote.

Noah's full interview with Obama airs Monday at 11 p.m. EST on Comedy Central.