While casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe bully who pulls the levers of Trump's mind never learns US-China space cooperation is up in the air more than ever GOP infighting takes stupid to a whole new level MORE was given an unusual voting instruction.
“Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend,” a Chicago man, later identified by CNN as Mike Jones, quipped as he walked by the pair casting their ballots.
“I really wasn't planning on it,” Obama shot back with a smile.
Jones’s finance, Aia Cooper, flushed with embarrassment and apologized for her boyfriend.
“I am sorry, please excuse him. ... I can't believe Mike, he is such a fool,” she said.
Obama joked Jones was “an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason whatsoever” but said the pair would at least have a story for their friends and family.
Obama said to Cooper: “Fortunately, the president was nice about it, so it's alright.”
“I am freaking out right now,” Cooper said while doubling over with laughter.
In a subsequent interview with WLS-TV, Cooper said the president got back at Jones by planting a hug and a kiss on Cooper.
“On the cheek, just the cheek — please, Michelle, don't come after me — just the cheek!” Cooper said.
The president’s appearance at the Chicago voting polling station was part of a White House bid to drive early voting.