So this happened.
While casting his ballot during midterm elections in Chicago on Monday, President Obama encountered a jealous boyfriend who, while walking past the voting booths, quipped “Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend.”
The man’s girlfriend, Aia Cooper, was quite embarrassed, but Obama smoothed the awkward situation over with some jokes of his own and a kiss on the cheek.
“Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend,” Jones quipped as he walked by the two.
“I really wasn’t planning on it,” Obama replied, joking that Jones was “an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason.”
A clearly embarrassed Cooper apologized for her boyfriend, telling the President she knew her boyfriend was going to “say something smart,” but she didn’t know what.
At least she would go back home with a good story as Obama joked that she would tell her friends and family, “I can’t believe Mike, he is such a fool.”
“But fortunately, the President was nice about it, so it’s alright,” Obama said, imagining how Cooper would tell the story.
Cooper, who got more than she bargained for when Obama decided to get her boyfriend back, made sure to explain that the kiss was as innocent as they come.
“On the cheek, just the cheek — please, Michelle, don’t come after me — just the cheek!” Cooper told CNN affiliate WLS-TV after voting.
“Now, he’s really jealous,” Obama told Cooper.
Yep. And while we’re laughing at the cute exchange, Mike’s probably in the corner like:
And we’re willing to bet Cooper told him to get over it. After all, it was the President of the United States. Watch the video above.
SOURCE: CNN | VIDEO SOURCE: YouTube