CUOMO: Mr. President, I appreciate the time.
OBAMA: I enjoyed it. Thank you very much.
CUOMO: Thank you very much.
OBAMA: Appreciate it.
CUOMO: Thank you.
PART TWO OF INTERVIEW:
CUOMO: So we have this horrible situation that was luckily avoided down in Georgia. We saw something that we see too much of, and then we see saw something that we almost never see. We saw someone who was mentally ill that somehow wasn't being properly monitored ,and they find a weapon and they almost created a tragedy. And then we saw Antoinette Tuff. What do you think about her?
OBAMA: She was remarkable. I talked to her today, because when I heard the 911 call and ,you know, read the sequence of events, I thought here is somebody who is not just courage and not just cool under pressure, but also had enough heart that somehow that she could convince somebody that was really troubled that she cared about him. And I told her, I said that not only did she Michelle and me proud but she probably saved a lot of lives, including the life of the potential perpetrator.
CUOMO: Oh, absolutely. She was calm in the face of the gunman. Did she keep her calm when she got a call from the president of the United States?
OBAMA: She was pretty cool, too. She was happy about it. I think we might have to have her, uh, maybe make a visit to the White House.
CUOMO: So, that would be great for her. It would be a great way to reward the kind of behavior that we hope no person has to find themselves in.
OBAMA: Although I've got to tell you one of the things that you see, and one of the reasons I love these bus tours, you know, you meet folks like this all across the country every single day they are doing incredible stuff. Usually it's not as spectacular and the stakes aren't as high as this one. But everywhere you go you see people who are working hard, doing their jobs, looking after their families, but also giving back to the community. And, uh, sometimes I think in Washington you lose sight of what exactly makes this country so great. It's not all the stuff that gets a lot of attention. It's that day to day courage, kindness, empathy, that really makes a difference.
CUOMO: On New Day, we call it "The Good Stuff". We do a story on it every day, to reinforce the idea that people are out there going above and beyond.
OBAMA: I appreciate it.
CUOMO: It's my favorite part of the show. So we do a story today about unclaimed funds.
CUOMO: You have unclaimed funds in your name in Massachusetts...
OBAMA: Who knew?
CUOMO: ...like in the hundreds. Something about cable boxes, and return deposits.
OBAMA: Right. You see that?
CUOMO: We're talking about college affordability. I'm thinking maybe you pick up the checks. I can't get them for you. I have to have your Social Security number. There's like a hundreds guys who wouldn't let that happen.
OBAMA: I saw that story. I think my associate maybe making a call there.
CUOMO: Really? Put it in the girls' college fund.
OBAMA: At a minimum, what I can do is make sure that it's contributed to charity.
CUOMO, Now I have three --that would be good. I have three young girls. I want your parenting advice. What is more daunting to you the prospects of protecting the free world or dealing with a teenager and a near teen. What gives you more pause for concern?