Over at Jay’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan, President Obama kicked it with The Carters–after his taping of “Letterman” and another fundraising dinner at the Waldorf Astoria.
The hip hop power couple helped raise $4 million for POTUS’ Presidential campaign at the $40,000/ticket fundraising dinner. And it was pretty obvious the mutual admiration Mr. President and The Carters have for each other.
Bey introduced POTUS saying, ”I can’t tell you how proud we are to host tonight’s event with President Obama. We believe in his vision.”
And a snippet of the President’s remarks where he joked about being a lot like Jay–they both have daughters and both of their wives are more popular than them:
Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. Well, it is wonderful to see all of you. I’m so grateful for all your support.
Let me just begin by saying to Jay and Bey, thank you so much for your friendship. We are so grateful. Michelle and Malia and Sasha are mad at me because they are not here. (Laughter.) That doesn’t usually happen. Usually they’re like, we’re glad you’re going — we don’t need to go. But every time they get a chance to see these two they are thrilled, partly because they are just both so generous, particularly to my kids. And Malia and Sasha just love both of them.
Beyoncé couldn’t be a better role model for our daughters because she carries herself with such class and poise — (applause) — and has so much talent. And Jay-Z now knows what my life is like. (Laughter.) We both have daughters, and our wives are more popular than we are. (Laughter and applause.) So we’ve got a little bond there. (Laughter.) It’s hard, but it’s okay. It’s okay. (Laughter.)
BONUS: President Obama’s campaign is launching their Runway To Win fundraiser again where fashion designers have made Pro-Obama gear to be sold for fundraising money. Beyonce & her mom, Tina, designed Obama baby onesies from House of Dereon (of course) that retail for $65 each.
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