The President Sets the Record Straight: Not Invited to Chelsea's Wedding!

During his historic visit to The View, the commander-in-chief shows his sense of humor

Chelsea Clinton's wedding this weekend has quickly become the social event of the season, but one VIP previously rumored to be on the guest list didn't actually end up getting an invitation: President Barack Obama. And is he offended? Hardly!


During his historic appearance today on The View (no sitting U.S. president has ever appeared on a daytime talk show), Obama answered speculation that he'd be attending the former First Daughter's nuptials in bucolic Rhinebeck, N.Y. "I was not invited to the wedding," he stated.

"You don't want two presidents at one wedding!" Obama said. "All the secret service, guests going through (metal detectors), all the gifts being torn apart." He's got a very good point! What bride (especially one with such famous parents) wants that much pomp and circumstance upstaging her big day?

But there are no hard feelings between the Obamas and their Democrat predecessors in the White House, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. The President told the View hosts, "I think Hillary and Bill, properly, want to keep this as a thing for Chelsea and her soon-to-be husband."

In fact, Obama insists that someday he's going to follow the Clintons' lead regarding his own daughters. The President kindly warned, "I'm letting you guys know now, you all probably will not be invited to Malia's wedding or Sasha's wedding." 

"One of the things Michelle and I are so adamant about," the President explained, "is making sure that Malia and Sasha have as normal a life as possible. And I know Bill and Hillary, who are terrific parents, had that same attitude when it came to Chelsea." 

Do you think Chelsea Clinton's wedding will be the biggest of the year? Chime in below!

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