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Betty White pays Obama a visit at the White House

June 11, 2012|By Michael A. Memoli
  • In this photo from Roanoke, Va., station WDBJ, actress Betty White pets first dog Bo on the South Lawn of the White House.
In this photo from Roanoke, Va., station WDBJ, actress Betty White pets… (Dan Dennison / WDBJ7 )

President Obama's schedule Monday included lunch with Vice President Joe Biden, meetings with his Treasury and Defense secretaries, and interviews with a handful of local news anchors.

He also found some time for Betty White.

A White House official confirms that the 90-year-old actress spent a few moments with the president, characterizing it as a courtesy call while she was in town to speak at the Smithsonian.

And to say thank you for being a friend? The "Golden Girls" star has said she's firmly committed to the Democrat's reelection this year.

Photos of White getting a tour of the White House grounds, and even petting first dog Bo, were posted on the website of Roanoke, Va., television station WDBJ.

Earlier this year Obama filmed a birthday greeting for White that aired during an NBC special.

"You look so fantastic and full of energy, I can't believe you're 90 years old. In fact, I don't believe it," he said --- asking to get a copy of her birth certificate.

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