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President Obama Praises Singer Beyonce During Fundraiser

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It’s no secret that President Obama and singer Beyonce have a huge amount of respect for one another and on Wednesday night it was the President who praised Beyonce.

President Barack Obama was attending a fundraiser at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in Manhattan which raised $4 million for the President’s reelection campaign.

According to the The Wrap the setting was comfortable, a good sign for participants who paid $40,000 per ticket in order to watch the President speak on a small stage.

While President Obama gave his typical stump speech he eventually deviated to talk about Beyonce. In his speech Obama told those in attendance:

“To J and B, thank you so much for your friendship.”

The President then added:

“Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls because she carries herself with such class and poise and has so much talent.”

Jay-Z also received a shout out from the POTUS:

“We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are,” Obama said, referring to the hip-hop couple’s young daughter Blue Ivy Carter. “So, you know, we’ve got a little bond there. It’s hard but it’s OK.”

Beyonce recently read an open letter to Michelle Obama via an internet video, a letter in which the globally recognized singer complimented Michelle Obama for her position as a strong woman and a role model.

Here is a tweet President Obama sent out following the Jay-Z and Beyonce sponsored fundraiser:

Do you think Michelle Obama and Beyonce are good role models for young girls who are looking for strong female leaders?

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