The Obamas Speak On First Kiss, Americans Choosing Their Prez, and Life After ... - News One
The First Couple made their first appearance together on the popular daytime talk show “The View” on Tuesday. Barack and Michelle Obama (pictured cemter) received a welcoming standing ovation by the studio audience, and as they greeted the five hosts (pictured left to right) of the talk show, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Joy Beyhar, Sherri Shepherd and Elizabeth Hasselbeck, our President quipped that as the only male on the panel, he was “eye candy.” SEE ALSO:‘Mom In Chief’ Michelle Obama?
Holding a large basket that he brought for Walters who was celebrating her 83rd birthday, President Obama made the basket the brunt of a few jokes about Walters, stating that for her birthday, rather than having her “steal napkins” from the White House, he decided to bring White House keepsakes.
The basket contained knick-knacks, such as White House paper and cloth napkins, M&M candy with the White House logo, Marine One playing cards, and beer, among other goodies.
The presidential couple then began chatting with the panel about light topics, including their upcoming 20th-wedding anniversary on October 3, which is also the night of the first presidential debate with Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Mr. Obama said he had wisely decided to celebrate his anniversary with his wife the following Saturday, “I like lavishing her with all kinds of attention when she deserves it — and she always deserves it,” the President said of his wife.
The devoted pair also talked about their first kiss when they began dating: it was outside of an ice cream shop as they sat on the curb eating cones. They also mentioned that there is now a marker with a plaque that reads, “On this site, President Barack Obama first kissed Michelle Obama,” with their picture and a quote from the president describing their first date in Chicago’s Hyde Park Shopping Center back in 1989. Here are some other highlights from the interview:
When Behar asked the First Lady when she gets to talk with her hubby about the day, Mrs. Obama said they catch up on the serious things after dinner, when the kids have gone for a walk.
When the First Lady was asked how her daughters handle any negative things people say about the President, Mrs. Obama said, “They’re pretty tough.”
President Obama is officially in New York City to speak to a gathering of world leaders Tuesday at the U.N. General Assembly.