Obama Dances While Rome Burns—
It’s nice to know that as the world is burning around him – with ISIS taking over Iraq, Dutch planes being shot down, and a record number of Americans out of work – Barack Obama is working on his dance moves at White House parties.
Barack Obama dancing with Mexican singer Thalia at the White House (2009).
Barack Obama bragged about his dancing skills last night during a fundraiser at at a fundraiser at the Los Angeles home of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes. Barack told the audience there is video of him dancing with Usher and Janelle Monae, “Let me say I did not drop in splits. But I did bust a move. That I did do.”
Via The White House website:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: My girl, Janelle Monae. (Applause.) Janelle has performed at the White House, like, 15 times. And we — there’s going to be an official Janelle Monae room in the White House. (Laughter.) We love her. Michelle and I love Janelle. We love her energy. We love her talent. But we most of all love her character. And anybody who gets a chance to talk to her, this is just a remarkable, strong, smart young lady.
And I have to say nice things about her because she may be the only person in possession of a video in which I try to keep up with her and Usher on the dance floor. (Laughter.) Now, this is top secret. She has promised that this will never be released. But she can blackmail me at any time. (Laughter.)
MS. MONAE: I love you!
THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. You do have that video, though, don’t you?
MR. MONAE: I do. (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: Now, tell the truth, though, Janelle — I wasn’t bad, though, was I? (Laughter.) I’m just saying. Go ahead, testify just a little bit.
MS. MONAE: (Off mic.)
THE PRESIDENT: Let me say I did not drop in splits. (Laughter.) But I did bust a move. That I did do. (Laughter.)