May 28th, 2013
07:06 PM ET
1 year ago

Lipstick on his collar! Obama explains

(CNN) – Don't get any ideas about the lipstick on his collar, President Barack Obama jokingly warned Tuesday night.

Speaking at a White House reception for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in the East Room, the president explained why he had a red mark on his white shirt.

Thanking the crowd for their warm greeting, he said "a sign of that warmth is the lipstick on my collar."

"I have to say I think I know the culprit," he said, adding it was the aunt of "American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez.

"Auntie, right there, look at this," he said, pointing to the smooch mark as the crowd laughed and cheered.

"I just want everybody to witness. I do not want to be in trouble with Michelle. That's why I am calling you out right in front of everybody."


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soundoff (83 Responses)
  1. Adam

    Uh oh, let's hope Republicans don't try to impeach him.

    May 28, 2013 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  2. Shecky

    He is such a buffoon.

    May 28, 2013 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  3. tronnanette

    Lipstick on Obama's collar, Greeted well, Well there is no sex scandal in Washington today! God bless Michelle and the Obama's.

    May 28, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  4. PappyHappy

    That rascal!! Now, we know why Michelle has indicated that she is going on an 'EXTENDED' VACATION!

    May 28, 2013 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  5. me

    unfortunately when you are the president you have to explain stuff like this or the rival faction goes crazy with it.

    May 28, 2013 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  6. bighonk

    we know it cant be bidens or it would be on barrys butt.

    May 28, 2013 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  7. alma null

    what ever, he's a man isn't he...enough said........................

    May 28, 2013 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  8. Guest

    It's good to have a President with a sense of humour. Unlike the knucklehead we had in office previously.

    May 28, 2013 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  9. Mike

    He's great at cute jokes. Short on leadership.

    May 28, 2013 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  10. Xib

    I cannot believe this is an actual news item.

    May 28, 2013 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  11. andy

    A president with intelligence and a sense of humor. Now I await the folks who disagree and all their vitriol.

    May 28, 2013 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  12. Larry L

    We should have a Special House Investigation of this scandel – Lipstick Gate! Was it lipstick from a Muslim? Could it be Socialist lipstick? Republicans need to get to the bottom of this... rather than work on jobs, healthcare, Social Security... or anything...

    May 28, 2013 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  13. Gobama!

    Oh obama,u so funneh!!!!

    May 28, 2013 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  14. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    The gop loser and czar of wasting taxpayers money ,will probabiy call for a special prosacuter ,gop morons !!!!!

    May 28, 2013 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  15. Slag

    I'm glad he's nipped that in the bud before it started. We don't need any more media circuses.

    May 28, 2013 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  16. Linda

    President Obama has a great sense of humor. Nice to see a faithful husband in the White House.

    May 28, 2013 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  17. John A.

    This is news?

    May 28, 2013 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  18. realville

    He's going to have a whole lot more explaining to do as the scandals mount. Regardless of the final out comes of the Benghazi, IRS, Justice Department, and HHS scandals he will be rendered impotent. I understand his low information mindless sycophants will never be able to understand what a low life this guy is, but the end result is that the crook got caught and the lapdog press got caught doing what they typically do, and it's not journalism.

    May 28, 2013 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  19. itsallmine

    This guy is just adorable. He must be the king of misdirection. IRS Scandal? Funny story about the lipstick on my collar............precious, just precious.

    May 28, 2013 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  20. Jerry

    Oh wow! Anything to deviate from the scandals. Oh wow!!!

    May 28, 2013 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  21. S.B. Stein

    That could be a problem if Michelle doesn't believe him.

    May 28, 2013 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  22. Sarah

    Bush's lipstick mark was black when Cheney kissed him.

    May 28, 2013 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  23. Christy

    That's why I love my prez! Called it out before the press took a hold of it. Lol

    May 28, 2013 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  24. Joe Mama

    Great distraction CNN from the crooked behavior of this administration. Please get back to reporting.

    May 28, 2013 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  25. Avram

    Scandal 25 is coming!

    May 28, 2013 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
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