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. Matthew

    Politics aside... He is cooler than the other side of the Pillow.

    May 29, 2013 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  2. Wake up People!

    It's ok Mr. President. No need to explain. Wherever you go people greet you with hugs. I'm surprised this is the first time I'm hearing about this.....

    Though I do understand your need to explain to the FLOTUS!

    May 29, 2013 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  3. Just a thought

    President Obama is a cool dude. There are a lot of women folk that would love to be in Michelle's position. Tea-A-Tard hater alert in 5,4,3,2....

    May 29, 2013 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  4. sumhayseed

    yeah...............a sense of humor. too bad everything is a joke to him.

    May 29, 2013 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  5. rene bosman

    Obama took the bull right by the horns. Nowadays it is easy for rumors go berserk

    May 29, 2013 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  6. plain&simple

    Do you ever think you will see lipstick on a Paul Rand collar? How about Mitch?

    May 29, 2013 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  7. Wake up People!

    @Just a thought....

    Agreed. If Sarah Palin could, she would be the first in line...... Oh yeah Governor Snooki, we know what you really like in the dark ........ Probably Barbara Walters too.

    May 29, 2013 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  8. Al-NY,NY


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

    keep it up with the fantasy yearnings. You and your ilk are just scary.

    May 29, 2013 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  9. NameBillK

    Waiting for Fakesnooze to find a conspiricy here...

    May 29, 2013 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  10. Steveo

    The media is circling the wagons. Nothing new on any of the current scandals?

    May 29, 2013 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  11. NatTurner1

    Fox News is reporting that Obama was having an affair with Jessica Sanchez's aunt. Republican leadership calls for impeachment. Teapublicans here cry, "why is this newsworthy?" as they took time out of their lives to comment on it.

    May 29, 2013 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  12. Jean

    seriously CNN??? you print this as political news??? When will the liberal media stop downplaying real political news with quaint little feel-good stories about this guy to distract the easily distracted.

    May 29, 2013 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  13. Third Eagle of the Apocalypse

    Get ready for another round of GOP lead investigation and congressional hearings.

    May 29, 2013 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  14. tp1776

    surprised that Republicans have not (yet) demanded a Special Prosecutor to investigate possible presidential misconduct

    May 29, 2013 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  15. WT

    Blaming the Aunt for what the Uncle did....smh

    May 29, 2013 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  16. NameScott

    Are you sure it wasn't from Reggie Love Mr President?

    May 29, 2013 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  17. snotfair

    Barack – You rock!

    May 29, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  18. FubarObama

    And blood on his hands

    May 29, 2013 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  19. Marry

    I love and admire the President for keeping his sense of humor, keeping his cool, elegance, and real commitment to the people and this country – despite of all the obstruction and unproductive nastiness the GOP cooks up every single day!

    May 29, 2013 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  20. hunee

    its unprofessional to let any one put lip stick on u at any given time even ya wife knows that.....

    May 29, 2013 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  21. Name

    As if...he's stuck on himself...lipstick would be for his closeup

    May 29, 2013 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  22. Edith

    How far will Obamas detractors still go? this is cheap sensationalism without any foundation. Shame!

    May 29, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  23. We Like Ike

    "Can you smell what baRock is cookin'?"

    May 29, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  24. Name queen roberts

    The bible tells us to stop mumuring and complainting. Start upbuilding one another.. start loving

    Hating is just EVIL.

    May 29, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    Wat a coverup just like the dems to twist and hide the truth wat a last minute save by his staff to come up with that

    May 29, 2013 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
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