"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson revealed his interaction with the President at the State of the Union address Thursday. The A&E reality show duck hunter appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" alongside his wife, and they were eager to share how they chatted with Barack Obama.
The "Duck Dynasty" star and Duck Commander CEO said he was leaving the event but had to wait for the President to catch the elevator. Obama, who has demonstrated his knowledge of pop culture in the past, treated Robertson and his wife Korie like friends.
"The President is walking down the hall, and he sees me and he goes, 'Willie! What's up?'" Robertson told Kimmel on-air. "And I'm like, 'Hey! What's up!' So we're talking, and we're having this conversation."
The last time Robertson and the President met it was at the White House Correspondents' Dinner and the CEO had a tuxedo on. This time he was less formal, and Obama teased him about it.
"He's like, 'Where's the tux?'" Robertson recalled. "I'm like, 'This is my State of the Union attire.'"
Although Obama was friendly, Robertson said his Secret Service bodyguard was anything but. "I'm thinking he's going to drop me at any moment," Robertson admitted.
Robertson was invited to the exclusive event through his friend Vance McAllister, the U.S. Representative for the 5th congressional district of Lousiana. McAllister will run for reelection soon, and saw the chance to have the fully bearded, Bible-thumping outdoorsman at the State of the Union.
"[Vance] calls me up and he says, 'Willie, State of the Union man. I may only be here for a year, you want to roll?'" he recalled. "I said, 'Let's go, man, let's do it.' We're literally high-fiving in the back of it like, 'Can you believe it? We're here!"
Though Robertson's presence raised some eyebrows, Korie told Kimmel that most people just wanted to know about Uncle Si, who is one of the favorite characters on "Duck Dynasty."