Continuing his brilliant effort to connect with the American people, President Obama stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the first time since he was elected, to talk Twitter, Scandal, the First Daughters and that infamous shopping trip to The Gap.
Of course the show couldn’t really start until the two bantered back and forth endearingly.
When discussing Ellen’s celebrity-studded selfie at the Oscars, this hilarious exchange happened:
“I don’t know if you know this, but I was aiming to break your record of retweets and I apologize for doing it,” DeGeneres said. “But I broke your retweet record.”
“I heard about that,” Obama said. “I thought it was a pretty cheap stunt myself. Getting a bunch of celebrities in the background…you feeding them pizza.”
The conversation turned to Obama’s now teenaged daughters, Sasha and Malia. The President even remarked that his oldest, Malia, would be turning 16-years-old this summer — a birthday milestone that’s actually scaring him.
And with the teenage years come other things, like the girls not having enough time for their dad.
“Increasingly they don’t have that much time for me. I’m not that interesting. They’re nice about it though because they still love me. So they’ll come in and they’ll pat me on the head and kiss me and say “daddy we love you so much,” and they’ll talk to me for about five minutes and then they will say ‘we’re going to be gone all weekend.’ So that’s making me a little sad.”
Looks like his baby girls aren’t babies anymore.
Obama also talked to Ellen about shopping at The Gap on a trip to NYC a couple of weeks ago — a trip that wasn’t just about khakis and pink sweaters, but about praising the clothing company, which voluntarily raised its workers’ wages to $10/hr, a raise consonant with Obama’s mission to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
Watch the video above.