Speaking on Michael Yo’s radio show, Obama had high hopes the ladies would reconcile after cameras caught them cursing at one another during Idol auditions.
"I think that they are going to be able to sort it out," Obama said. "I am confident."
"I'm all about bringing people together, working for the same cause," he said. "I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they're moving forward and not going backwards."
Obama’s own “Forward” campaign has included a number of entertainment media stops, including an appearance on The View , The Late Show with David Letterman and an upcoming appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart this Thursday.
Near the end of their significant interview, Yo tried to stump the president when he asked him if he had a favorite of the two dueling divas. "Mariah. She's actually done some events for us. I've gotten to know her and Nick [Cannon]. She's a wonderful lady. Nicki, I don't know, but I've got her on my iPod."
Let’s hope the president will continue to answer such tough questions at tonight’s debate.
Editors' note: This post was authored by Townhall.com intern Cortney O'Brien