President Barack Obama to Make History on The View
President Barack Obama will make history as the first sitting president to appear on The View. INSIDE EDITION has Whoopi Goldberg's reaction.
The ladies of The View are getting excited for President Obama's history-making visit: he will be the first sitting president to appear on a daytime talk show.
"The President going on The View, what do you make of it?" INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent asks Beth Frerking, Senior Editor at Politico.
"He's doing what he does when things get a little rough and when his numbers go down slightly and that is he's taking his message beyond the typical Beltway audience, he's going to where 'real' America lives," she explains.
Barbara Walters, still recovering from last May's heart surgery, is making a special early return to the show to participate. Obama is pre-taping the show, which will air on July 29.
INSIDE EDITION caught up with Whoopi Goldberg to get her reaction.
"I think it's kind of neat and so I'm very excited, [and] I'm really glad to see Barbara," Goldberg said.
Obama made TV history once before as the first president to appear on late night television during a sit-down with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in 2009.
And this isn't Obama's first chat-fest with the ladies...he appeared on The View back in 2008 during his presidential campaign.
"Do you think the president is already in campaign mode?" Trent asks.
Frerking says, "You can bet he's looking at 2012 as well and he's starting to lay that foundation and make sure that things go well not only in 2010 but in 2012 for his party."
Meanwhile, First Lady Michelle Obama has announced she's embarking on a special "mother-daughter trip" to Spain with First Daughter Sasha. Spanish newspapers say Michelle and Sasha are heading to the posh resort town of Marbella. They will reportedly be staying at the five-star Hotel Villa Padierna, which some call the best hotel in Spain. 10-year-old Malia won't be joining her mom and sister because she's away at summer camp.
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