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Willie Robertson reveals how he got invited to State of the Union

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Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! how he got invited to this year’s State of the Union in Washington D.C. and what President Barack Obama thought of his outfit.

Willie Robertson and Barack Obama ran into each other when the A&E star attended the State of the Union and caught up after first meeting at last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

The Duck Dynasty star said he was getting ready to get on an elevator when he was told he couldn’t just yet because the president was coming.

“The president’s walking down the hall. And he sees me and he goes, <<Willie, what’s up?>>” Willie Robertson recalled.

“I’m like, <<Hey, what’s up?>> So we’re talking, and we’re having this conversation.”

Barack Obama even teased Willie Robertson about his outfit, since the Duck Dynasty star was not as formally-attired for the State of the Union as he was for the Correspondents’ Dinner.


Willie and Korie Robertson on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Willie and Korie Robertson on Jimmy Kimmel Live

“The last time I met him, at the Correspondents’ Dinner, I had a tux on,” Willie Robertson explains.

“He’s like, <<Where’s the tux?>> I’m like, <<This is my State of the Union attire>>.”

Willie Robertson also revealed how he even got invited to go to the State of the Union in the first place, something that left a number of political pundits scratching their heads.

“So, my buddy, Vance McAllister wins this special election,” Willie Robertson begins, laughing as he starts his story.

“He’s only in for a year and then he has to run again, so he calls me up and he says, <<Willie, State of the Union man. I may only be here for a year, you want to roll?>> 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>>.”

Willie Robertson and his wife Korie, who joined him on the ABC late-night show, also said that the politicians mostly asked them about Uncle Si and whether he’s really like he is on the show.

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