Obama Appears on The View - Because His Wife Watches It

President Barack Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to be a guest on a daytime TV talk show, joked that he appeared on The View because he wanted to go on a show his wife watches.

Barbara Walters, the show's creator who's now back from heart-valve replacement surgery, asked: "Do you really think that being on a show with a bunch of women, five women who never shut up, is going to be calming?"

"Look, I was trying to find a show that (first lady) Michelle (Obama) actually watched, and so I thought this is it, right here. All those new shows, she's like, 'Eh, let me get the clicker,'" he responded on the show airing Thursday at 11/10c on ABC.

Subsequently, the conversation turned more serious, with Walters asking: "In the last month what has been the rose? And what has been the thorn?"

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