By all accounts, President Barack Obama had a testy meeting on Tuesday with the Senate GOP conference, but that didn't stop him from making light of the situation at a fundraiser later that night.

Speaking at an event for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Tuesday evening, Obama joked that "it was a warm and cuddly meeting" with Republican senators.

"The last time I appeared, it was before the House Republican caucus and we agreed to let the press in on that one," Obama said of his televised January event with House GOPers. "This one — not so much."

Obama reportedly had tense exchanges with at least two senators: John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)

“I said, ‘I got to tell you something, there’s a degree of audacity in you being here today,’ ” Corker said he told the president. "If you look at your three major initiatives, they were almost all done on party-line votes. ... I feel we’re all props here today."

Corker said his comments "hit a nerve" with Obama.

After the meeting, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said Obama should "take a Valium" before the next meeting.