President Obama had some lipstick on his collar and some explaining to do Tuesday night at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month event.
He wasn’t quite sure how it got there, he said, but he did have an idea.
“Where is Jessica Sanchez?” Obama asked. “Jessica — it wasn’t Jessica, it was her aunt, where is she? Auntie, right there — look at this,” the president said while pointing at the two red smudges on his shirt collar.
“So, I do not want to be in trouble with Michelle,” Obama said. “That’s why I’m calling you out in front of everybody.”
Obama got a good laugh from the crowd before moving on to more serious topics, including immigration reform.
He also recognized the accomplishments of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the country, highlighting the appointment of U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge Sri Srinivasan, who became the first South Asian federal appellate judge. Srinivasan is a native of Chandigarh, India, and was a standout basketball guard for Lawrence High School in Kansas.
“In every election, at every board meeting, in every town across America, we see more and more different faces of leadership, setting examples for every young kid who sees a leader that looks like him or her, and that’s a good thing. We’ve got to keep that up,” Obama said. “Thank you for the incredible contributions you are making each and every day.”