Obamas to appear on "The View"

The Obamas on The View. (Photo: WJLA)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made guest appearances Tuesday on ABC’s “The View”. It was the couple’s first joint appearance on the show.

The president’s first order of business was to wish host Barbara Walters a happy 83rd birthday. Joking that Walters usually swipes a few White House trinkets when she visits, he gave her a basket filled with White House napkins, playing cards and White House beer.

The discussion quickly turned to politics. More specifically, Michelle Obama’s possible White House run in the future.

“It takes a lot of patience to be the President of the United States,” joked the First Lady. “And I'm not that patient."

Romney’s team, and other critics, criticized the president for showing up on “The View” and not sitting down with world leaders at the United Nations. Ignoring those digs, the president said all politicians could learn from his daughter’s basketball team.

"The girls, they play like a team,” said President Obama. “Congress could take some lessons from the Vipers, you know. They pass the ball, they high-five each other."

The First Couple recorded the interview Monday after they arrived in New York for the UN General Assembly.

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