President Barack Obama may have a career in stand-up comedy when he completes his second term. According to CNN, Obama was in Chicago on Monday to cast an early ballot in midterm elections when he had a brief encounter with another voter’s jealous boyfriend — a situation that turned out to be a humorous exchange of words.
Obama was standing in a voting booth, one that just happened to be next to a young woman named Aia Cooper. The Daily Mail reports that Cooper’s fiance, Mike Jones, decided to make a wise comment as he walked by the President — “Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend.”
The President’s comeback was priceless and one that not only humorously put Jones in his place, but it’s a story Aia will probably be telling her family for years to come.
“I really wasn’t planning on it… an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason.”
Cooper reportedly looked a bit embarrassed by the whole exchange and apologized to the President, telling him that she knew Jones would “say something smart” but she wasn’t sure what. Obama took the whole thing in stride, telling Aia that she’d probably tell her friends, “I can’t believe Mike, he is such a fool… but fortunately, the President was nice about it, so it’s aiight,”
The good-natured banter ended with Obama giving Jones’ fiance a hug and kiss and and another quip from the President.
“Now, he’s really jealous.”
After voting and getting a little love and laughter from the President, the couple headed outside where they talked to reporters. Cooper told WLS-TV that she hoped Michelle Obama understood it was just a peck on the cheek she got from the First Lady’s husband, and joked about her first presidential kiss — “On the cheek, just the cheek — please, Michelle, don’t come after me — just the cheek!”
President Barack Obama‘s kiss wasn’t the only sweetness he delivered on Tuesday. He also made a stop at Governor Pat Quinn’s campaign with three boxes full of pastries for campaign volunteers. He talked about the importance of early voting and told the volunteers that Quinn was his mentor back when he was a senator in 2005, a mentor who “helped make sure” Obama didn’t get into “too much trouble.”