By Alicia M. Cohn - 09/24/12 10:02 PM EDT
“I can make him mad — any number of ways,” she said.
"By being thoroughly unreasonable," Obama added, but with a smile.
The couple is celebrating 20 years of marriage on Oct. 3, which also happens to be the date of the first presidential debate. Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaObamas dance with R2-D2, stormtroopers on Star Wars Day The Hill's 12:30 Report Malia Obama to attend Harvard after gap year MORE plans to watch the debate backstage, and the president said the romance will have to wait until the following Saturday.
“I like lavishing her with all kinds of attention when she deserves it, and she always deserves it," Obama said.
Obama lavished co-host Barbara Walters with some attention while he was at it, in the form of birthday gifts from the White House. He delivered a basket that included White House M&Ms, a deck of Marine One playing cards, some White House beer and a White House golf ball, according to the pool report.
The episode of “The View” will air Tuesday on ABC.