President Barack Obama says he’s waiting for the Republican presidential field to narrow itself down ‘Survivor’-style before he starts paying attention to the contenders running to replace him.

“I’m going to wait until everybody is voted off the island,” Obama said, referring to the popular reality show in which contestants are voted off in each episode.

Obama made the comment in appearance on NBC’s “Tonight Show,” his second stop on Jay Leno’s show as sitting president and fourth appearance overall. Obama taped the appearance in Los Angeles Tuesday morning before heading to San Francisco to raise money for his re-election campaign.

In excerpts released ahead of the show’s airing Tuesday night, Obama also tackled more serious matters, including the killing last week of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The president said Gadhafi had his chance to loosen his 40-year grip on power and peacefully transition to democracy.

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