President Barack Obama found himself at the pinnacle of a love triangle in Chicago, Illinois, yesterday when a jealous boyfriend set the scene for a hilarious altercation.
Obama was in Chicago to help promote the Democratic push for early voting — and to cast his own vote — when the fiancé of Aia Cooper, who was casting her vote alongside the president, decided it was time to be a wise guy.
“Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend,” Mike Jones quipped.
“I really wasn’t planning on it,” said the president. “There’s an example of a brother just embarrassing me for no reason, just for no reason whatsoever.”
Then Obama hammed it up, imagining what the couple would tell their friends later. “‘I can’t believe Mike, he is such a fool,'” Mr. Steal Your Girl joked. “‘But fortunately, the president was nice about it, so it’s aiight.'”
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Cooper was mortified by the whole thing, apologizing for her fiancé and telling Obama she just knew Jones was going to “say something smart.”
But it was smooth operator Obama who got the last laugh, planting a big kiss and hug on Cooper when she was done voting. “Now, he’s really jealous,” he said smugly.
Cooper, who has obviously seen the size of first lady Michelle Obama’s biceps, is now afraid for her safety.
“[The kiss was] on the cheek, just the cheek — please, Michelle, don’t come after me — just the cheek!” Cooper told CNN affiliate WLS-TV.