Keep It Classy, Mr. President…
Barack Obama jokes about Jessica Simpson’s weight.
During his pre-Super Bowl interview with Matt Lauer Barack Obama joked about Jessica Simpson’s weight.
LAUER: And here’s a great picture —
OBAMA: Oh, it’s beautiful.
LAUER: — of — of you and — and Michelle and — and your daughters. Now, the — the reason I bring this up I think is funny. It’s a great picture.
LAUER: But I wanna show you the cover. Look what they did. They — they took you off the cover.
LAUER: They took you out of it.
OBAMA: It — it’s — it’s a little hurtful.
LAUER: You got replaced by Jessica Simpson.
OBAMA: Yeah, who’s losing a weight battle apparently. (LAUGHTER) Yeah. Oh, well.
LAUER: What would you like to say to the tens of millions of people who are watching this game today?
The video is here.
Oh, and did anyone catch this line from Obama: “People think I’m cool.”
Some people do, Mr. President.
Others may think you’re a bore.
UPDATE: The Politico is defending the president for joking about Jessica Simpson’s weight problem.