May 28th, 2013
07:06 PM ET
9 years 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. rbockman

    obama doesn't know anything about the IRS, Benghazi or Justice Department scandals

    May 28, 2013 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  2. G_Edwards

    It's not from the person who "also happens to be, by far, the best-looking attorney general in the country"?


    May 28, 2013 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  3. Sheila M.Brown

    Thank You, Mr. President. The Repukes would have found a way to spin it, and start more mess...

    May 28, 2013 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  4. Rogue351

    Best President the United States has seen in a long long time. No matter how hard the right dig and hate his poll numbers keep going up. That is because only the responsible gun owners are buying the hype that Hannity and Beck are selling. People get that the right wing media is all about making money off of anything they can dig up on the president. His re-election and poll numbers and the job he is trying to do ever without the help of the GOP or the Tea Party even tho there lack of interest my hurt the country. People get it. The more Hannity and Beck and Limbaugh bash the more racist comments that come out of the GOP about gays or women just knocks then down one more notch in future elections. Sure there will be the die hard red states that cant vote blue even to save the nation. But there are enough people out there that get the message of equality, no wars, helping the less fortunate and maybe just maybe cutting military spending to only 5 times what the rest of the world spends, education of children, health care. Basically operating the country like a first world nation instead of the nazi vision the tea party has for us. Or the return to the good old boy club the GOP envisions. Keep digging Bech, Limbaugh and Hannity, keep hating and making money from your hate. Keep spreading the word that American is going to fail, because you would like that. In my day we called people like that traitors.Now we pay the millions to talk down about our country. Funny thing is they have no answers only criticism. No solutions only problems. Anyone can find the bad in something, only a few dare make a living from it. but what we really need is finding the good in America to restore the American spirit the GOP and the talk radio goons have lowered us to. Interest rates are low, investments are rising and business is doing better. Unemployment is down and we are withdrawing from wars. That is the correct path.

    May 28, 2013 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  5. Smarg

    Hopefully one day he'll have lipstick on his collar while wearing an orange jumpsuit.

    May 28, 2013 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  6. Welen Dowd

    Why is is face all shiny like he was sweating!?

    May 28, 2013 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  7. Kenneth Kessel

    The way CNN covers News this will be a story for the next 3 months! Never mind all the scandals going on this is really news!

    May 28, 2013 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  8. momer

    jesus christ why dont we leave the man alone everyday its some useless junk being reported

    May 29, 2013 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  9. Zoglet

    Wouldn't it be cool if Obama turned out to be a secret cross dresser and the lipstick stains came from his own lipstick?

    May 29, 2013 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  10. metooknowitall

    Obama, the coolest president...

    May 29, 2013 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  11. Anonymous

    I love my president!

    May 29, 2013 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  12. swej

    This is news?

    May 29, 2013 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  13. mb2010a

    The Republicans will want to impeach him for this latest "scandal"...sigh.

    May 29, 2013 05:12 am at 5:12 am |
  14. Matt

    Don't worry Barry, Michelle knows thats Reggie Love's color of lipstick.

    May 29, 2013 06:39 am at 6:39 am |
  15. Richard Long

    Typical liberal media protecting Obama. "The President was lying about the IR... wait look everyone, puppies!!!"

    May 29, 2013 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  16. toby hill

    Put in another distraction from the real issues file.

    May 29, 2013 06:44 am at 6:44 am |
  17. Steve

    I know how he feels, it is the women with a ton of makeup on thinking it makes them look younger.

    May 29, 2013 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  18. are122

    Well, we know it couldn't have been Janet Napolitano because it wasn't on the back of his pants.

    May 29, 2013 06:55 am at 6:55 am |
  19. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    Impeachment hearings!

    May 29, 2013 06:59 am at 6:59 am |
  20. RomneyWho

    I know that's right . . . keep everything in the light! 🙁

    May 29, 2013 07:04 am at 7:04 am |
  21. Drew

    He missed his calling. Should have been a comedian and left the heady work for others who know better than to spend our nation into ruin.

    May 29, 2013 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  22. Seola

    All these scandals and the best CNN can muster is akin to the fly swatting "incident". The President has lipstick on his collar. Oh noes.

    May 29, 2013 07:13 am at 7:13 am |
  23. What the?

    Yeah, real news.

    May 29, 2013 07:20 am at 7:20 am |

    I don't think Michelle will mind. it's funny he explained.

    May 29, 2013 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  25. elvis

    And all most of the GOP could hope for is a few female pharmacist fingerprints on their old people pills.

    May 29, 2013 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
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