Elisabeth Hasselbeck is known for being the conservative right-wing “Republican Cheerleader” but has shocked the world with her latest comments. For one, she says that President Barack Obama is an “incredibly cool guy” and not only that, but she also supports gay marriage.

President Obama made a special guest appearance on “The View” at the end of July and Hasselbeck discussed what it was like to meet with the POTUS. She told FanCast.com:

“The president is an incredibly cool guy. We were able to go backstage with him [after the show] in our Green Room and talk about how everything seemed pretty orderly with him there and how comfortable everyone was. And there was definitely a moment – I mean, he and I looked at each other, and I remember him answering my question and I could see the intensity in his eyes. He wasn’t just answering me, he was sending through me a message to the American people that felt special. Now in terms of my prep, I prepared. I mean, I don’t know how you don’t prepare for the president coming to your office and you having the ability to ask him two or three questions. I went and got a manicure and pedicure right beforehand to relax! [Laughs]”

The “View” co-host also said that it might surprise folks that she’s a supporter of gay marriage:

“I am not ultra-ultra-conservative on every issue. I actually support gay marriage. I think the gay marriage thing would definitely surprise people I mean, for some people, it will surprise them to the point that they won’t want to hear it. ‘No, that can’t be, I really want to have this sort of idea of her in my head,’ so I sort of rain on their parade there.”

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