President Obama Visits The Ladies of The View
The heat's on President Obama as he takes a pop news quiz. It happened during his big appearance on The View.
Joy Behar asked, "Which Kardashian was married for 72 days?"
"That would be Kim," replied the Obama.
Barbara Walters asked, "What succesful sitcom has a gay couple at its center?"
"Modern Family. Malia and Sasha love that show," said the president.
But there are some hot button topics that drew blanks from the president. He was clueless when it came to the steamy bestselling book Fifty Shades of Grey.
Behar asked, "What's the controversial sex book that's on millions of women's bedside table?"
"I don't know that," said Obama. "But I'll ask Michelle when I get home."
Obama's appearance was aimed at the coveted female vote in the presidential election.
"I like hanging with women. What can I say?" said Obama.
But a surprising New York Times/CBS News poll finds that he has his work cut out for him. He's actually trailing Mitt Romney among women. The poll also finds Romney with a slight edge in the race at 46 to 43.
Meantime, the president is coming under fire in a new book with a rather insulting title, The Amateur, by Edward Klein, a Vanity Fair contributor and former editor of The New York Times magazine.
Klein claims First Lady Michelle Obama's "jealousy" and "resentment" led to a rift with Oprah Winfrey, of all people.
Klein told INSIDE EDITION's Paul Boyd, "Oprah's been shoved aside by the Obamas."
Klein even says Michelle insulted Oprah to her staff, saying, "Oprah, with her yo-yo dieting and huge girth, is a terrible role model. Kids will look at Oprah, who's rich and famous and huge, and figure it's ok to be fat."
Klein said, "When Oprah heard about that, she went bananas."
According to Klein, Oprah then told her staff, the first lady "hates fat people."
A White House spokesman accused Klein of making up facts to sell books: "Nobody in their right mind would believe the nonsense in this one."
Boyd asked, "What do you say to people who say you set out with an agenda, and this is just a political hack job?"
"Well, I say I voted for Barack Obama like a lot of other people did. And I wondered why, after voting for him with all this idea of hope and change, we find a guy who seems to be at sea and lost in Washington."
But there was nothing lost about the president's deft appearance on The View.
"Behar asked, "Name three of the superheroes in the movie "The Avengers."
"Well, I saw The Avengers, so this is easy. You've got the Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man," said Obama.