(CNN) – The crowds are apparently getting better looking at President Barack Obama's California fundraisers.
Singling out the Golden State's Attorney General Kamala Harris at a Democratic National Committee event in Atherton, Obama noted, "She's brilliant and she's dedicated, she's tough… She also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general."
"It's true! C'mon," he continued, according to a pool report. Harris is considered a rising star within the Democratic Party.
Obama is in the Bay Area on a fundraising swing for fellow Democrats. He attended two events for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Wednesday night which raked in $3.25 million for the organization.
While no one argued with Obama about Harris' status as the "best looking attorney general" Thursday, a colleague back home might take issue: Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau is Delaware's attorney general, and his name means "beautiful" in French.
On social media, reaction was mixed - some though Obama's remarks were inappropriate, particularly for the commander-in-chief.
Yuck, @BarackObama, inappropriate, disrespectful comment on Kamala Harris' appearance. Let's stick to what's important: how she does her job—
Christa Bennett (@c_v_bennett) April 05, 2013
I wonder how many people think what the President said about Kamala Harris was inappropriate even though it was a compliment?!?—
Your Favorite (@QuietRay) April 05, 2013
Obama's comment re: Kamala Harris' looks distracts from her accomplishments & deepens antipathy for those who look different. Inappropriate.—
Kacey O'Kelly (@KaceyOKelly) April 04, 2013
But others simply though Obama was offering a compliment - and the truth.
Alan Bowser (@AlanBowser) April 05, 2013
Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) April 05, 2013
POTUS doesn't stand up for Susan Rice enough & he's horrible to women. He compliments Kamala Harris & is a misogynistic philanderer. OK #p2—
April (@ReignOfApril) April 05, 2013
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