President Obama does not fault his vice president for forcing his hand on the issue of same-sex marriage because “it came out of a generosity of spirit,” he said in a wide-ranging interview on ABC’s “The View” this morning.
“When you get to know Joe Biden, he is the most honest, straightforward guy,” Obama said. “He’s warm; he tells you what he thinks. We talked about it and what I said was I’m never going to blame anybody for telling what they believe.”
“I think it’s important for everybody in my administration to feel like, you know, we want to be disciplined, we want to make sure we’re getting the message out there but at the same time, on issues of principle, you know, I always admire people who go ahead and speak their minds,” the president told the hosts of “The View.”
President Obama not only discussed politics while on the view but talked about pop culture and how First Lady Michelle Obama ‘teases’ him. Watch a clip of today’s show below.