First Lady Michelle Obama introduces President Barack Obama at a DNC fundraiser at Gotham Hall, September 20
“This is like our date night,” Michelle Obama said. She thanked organizers for the “intimate” 400-person dinner, at which singer Alicia Keys performed for donors who anted up at least $2,500 each. “Who knows what will happen?”
The first lady said people often ask her if the presidency is taking a toll on her husband. “The only difference I can think of is the salt is starting to catch up with the pepper” in his hair, she said. “I think it’s quite sexy.”
As she spoke about meeting her husband decades ago in Chicago, she said: “That’s the same man who won me over all those nights ago.”
When President Obama himself took the stage later, he declared that he was “in a New York state of mind” but he also seemed to be in an affectionate state of mind.
“She’s not bad. Do you notice how she’s getting cuter,” Obama said. “She is remarkable.”
He called the event “the closest we get to a date,” though he said could perhaps arrange a real date “in about 14 months.”
“This is not my idea of a date night,” he added later. “Normally our dates don’t end with me being before 400 of our closest friends.
Wow, that tweet must have hurt for Mark Knoller to type 😆
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk off stage after attending a DNC fundraiser at Gotham Hall