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Obama: I’m ‘eye candy’ for The View

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President Obama offered himself as “eye candy” to The View today when he taped the show during his trip to New York for the United Nations meeting.

“I told folks I’m just supposed to be eye candy here for you guys,” Obama said, according to the pool report, in a joke about being the only male on the show.

More seriously, Obama also dodged another question about whether the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya constituted terrorism. “There’s no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault, that it wasn’t just a mob action,” Obama said. “What’s clear is that, around the world, there are still a lot of threats out there.”

The president did not, to judge from the press pool, describe the tragedy as a “terrorist attack,” as his White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has done.

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