For his first visit to the Ellen DeGeneres Show since taking office, President Obama kept political shop talk to a minimum and focused instead on the more meaningful lessons he’s learned while in the White House: like how he avoids fights with the first lady.
“After about 15 years, I finally figured out that she’s always right,” he said “So then surprisingly we just stopped fighting after that.”
“Somebody call the Situation Room because things are about to get hot,” Obama said, later telling his wife: “I love you so much. I ObamaCare about you more than you even know.”
The president’s message followed a surprise video appearance by Michelle Obama, who recited a special poem for husband.
“Roses are red, violets are blue. You are the president, and I am your boo,” she said.
The Obamas will spend Valentine’s Day apart this year, with the president staying the weekend in California to prepare for a meeting Monday of Southeast Asian leaders. So with the help of DeGeneres, he recorded a virtual valentine in an area of the stage that featured a red velvet backdrop and rose petals strewn across the floor.