American history was made today with a very special edition of The View! President Barack Obama is the first sitting President to ever visit a daytime talk show and Barbara Walters made a special appearance for this historic event.
President Obama spoke about the tough criticism he has received these last few weeks -- and why he decided to come and visit our show! He then switched gears and addressed several topics: why he does not call himself bi-racial, the money that has been spent to stimulate the economy, and Congress’s vote to spend another 59 billion dollars on the war in Afghanistan. The President also answered for viewers what he wants his legacy to be.
After tackling all the tough questions, the co-hosts thought they would play a pop-culture lighting round quiz; they asked the President questions about Lindsay Lohan, Mel Gibson,Jersey Shore's Snooki (the President doesn't know who she is!), and even the top five songs on his iPod (everything from Maria Callas to Frank Sinatra -- but no Justin Bieber).