In an interview with ABC News’ Barbara Walters, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, sent special wishes to Roberts.
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Asked by Walters if he had a Christmas greeting, the president replied: “Well, obviously to the American people, especially our men and women, who are not home because they're serving our country and protecting our freedom. We thank them,” he said, then added: “On more personal note, I want to make sure to send a big Christmas greeting to, Robin Roberts, part of your team … and who is just such a wonderful person. And, somebody that we've, you know, come to, to really love and, and so we're just rooting for her. Hope she's doing great and want, want her to know that, uh, the whole Obama crew is thinking about her.”
Mrs. Obama echoed the sentiment, adding “Robin, we love you.”
She continued: “We want Robin to come back and keep doing great things.”
Roberts had a bone marrow transplant in September to treat MDS, a rare blood disorder.
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More of Barbara Walters' exclusive post-election joint interview with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama airs tonight on "20/20" at 10 p.m. ET on ABC stations.
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