10/15/2013 05:45 pm ET

Obama: 'Coolest Thing' About Being President Is Everyone Takes Your Phone Calls

President Barack Obama revealed in an interview Tuesday what's coolest about being commander-in-chief.

"I think the coolest thing is that if there’s somebody interesting who’s doing anything -– a scientist, a sports figure, a writer, anybody in the world –- if I want to call 'em up and talk to 'em, they will answer my phone call. And that’s a pretty cool thing," Obama told New York's WABC.

That statement was a response to a question from a reporter's daughter, who said she thought the coolest part of being president would be spending time with Beyonce and Jay Z.

"You can tell your daughter that that is a view shared by Malia and Sasha," Obama told the reporter.

Watch a video of the interview above.


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