Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock all your life, you know that Barbara Walters is all fluff and no substance. So nobody expects her to ask tough questions, but we don’t expect her to make us all cringe. And that’s what the 83 year old journalist did when she asked the president and first lady how they keep the love fire burning.
It was an extremely awkward moment, not just because of the great grandmotherly energy that Walters brings, but also because it felt borderline inappropriate.
“We’ve been married now 20 years, and like every marriage, I think you have your ups and your downs,” the president said after an short laugh. “But if you work through the tough times, the respect and love that you feel deepens.”
There is also, according to FLOTUS, “a lot of laughter” involved.
Listen, nobody wants to talk to Barbara Walters about their s*x life. I’d venture a bet that even her own kid doesn’t do that, so that question just gives you chills. Maybe if Oprah had asked it, it would’ve been more palatable, but not coming from Barbara. That made the whole exchange strained and super awkward.
But there’s another issue as well. Even though many people view President Obama as more of a rock star than president, I’m not sure many people want to know how Barack and Michelle are getting their fre*k on. They look happy together, and we love that. But we don’t really need to know any more than that, Barbara. Goodness.