President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with Barbara Walters at the White House for their first interview together after the re-election. They both first sat down for an interview with Walters in November of 2008, immediately following the presidential election, the second was Thanksgiving 2010 and the third was December 2011.
Most importantly and touchingly, the couple talked about the ‘hug.’ Not just any hug, the hug that was seen around the world and became engraved in people’s memories forever. The image of President Obama embracing the First Lady at an Iowa rally became the most-retweeted photo of all time with President Obama’s tweet post re-election!
The hug meant a lot to the couple as well. When asked by Walters why the hug was so important, the President simply responded, “’Cause I love my wife.” “And also I hadn’t seen him in a while,” added Michelle Obama, who said their grueling campaign schedules made them “two ships passing in the night.” “And the first time I saw him was when I walked onstage to greet him,” she said. “And that’s my honey giving me a hug.” “I love giving you hugs,” the president said, smiling at her.