Seth Meyers sat down with our very own Savannah Guthrie Monday night and asked her about a big story she cracked last week.
"Congratulations, because you got to the bottom of 'Almond-gate!'" he told her.
A quick note for those who aren't up to date on the finer points of presidential snacking.
In her sit-down with President Obama on TODAY last week, Guthrie asked the commander in chief to confirm a curious detail that was reported in a July New York Times feature about how he spends his evenings.
"The anecdote was that he eats exactly seven almonds for a late-night snack, which I just thought was one of the funniest things I'd ever read," Guthrie told Meyers. "I'm like, 'I have seven Snickers bars — how about that?'"
Alas, Obama informed her that the nutty tale was just a joke.
"He got to tell you he's not as anal as people thought he was," Meyers said.
"By the way, he said that word," Savannah grinned back.
Yes, that word.
In fact, what POTUS said was, "All my friends were calling me up and saying, this seems a little anal, this is a little weird."
"And my inner dialog was like, 'Did you just say ...?" she explained. "If I were to read the transcripts of every president, do you think that word has ever appeared?"
She then added with a laugh, "So, you know, we all have our career highlights."
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