President Barack Obama made history as the very first sitting U.S. President to personally appear on daytime television when he sat down and chatted with the ladies of ABC‘s “The View” this week. The pre-recorded interview, which aired on TV Thursday (Jul 29) touched on topics including his administration’s accomplishments jobs, the economy, the oil spill in the Gulf and family life inside the White House.

President Obama’s visit to The View was so important that Barbara Walters, who had taken time off to recover form heart surgery, even re-appeared to speak with the POTUS on the hit daytime show. But this isn’t Barack’s first time sitting on The View’s couch though. He appeared on the program 2 years ago when he was running for president, and 4 years prior to that, he was a featured guest when promoting his book “Dreams from My Father: A Story Race and Inheritance.”

Watch video footage of President Obama’s appearance on The View yesterday below:

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