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Voter jokes with Barack Obama: ‘Mr President, don’t touch my girlfriend’

A young woman was voting next to Obama when her boyfriend decided to make a wise crack.

President Barack Obama votes next to Aia Cooper at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago. (Source: AP photo)
President Barack Obama votes next to Aia Cooper at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago. (Source: AP photo)

Let’s be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago.

A young woman, Aia Cooper, was voting next to Obama when her boyfriend, Mike Jones, decided to make a wise crack: “Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend.”

Obama, laughing, replied: “There’s an example of a brother just embarrassing me for no reason.”

Cooper apologized. But Obama imagined how she would retell the encounter: “I can’t believe Mike, he is such a fool. I was just mortified. … But fortunately, the president was nice about it, so it’s all right.”

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Obama gave her a kiss. “Give him something to talk about.”