PRESIDENT Barack Obama says "there's no doubt" the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the US ambassador "wasn't just a mob action" but a sign of extremism in nations lacking stability.
The White House initially said the storming of the consulate attack was a spontaneous assault tied to ongoing protests over a video that ridiculed Prophet Mohammed, but has since broadened its answer to say an investigation will show what ultimately happened.
Obama and first lady Michelle Obama taped the show in New York the day before the president addresses the UN General Assembly.
The interview, a mix of policy, politics and personal tidbits, will air on Tuesday. Obama made a solo appearance on The View in July 2010, drawing an estimated 6.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
The first lady appeared on the show in late May, where she discussed family life and the re-election campaign.
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