The woman who voted next to President Barack Obama on Monday says she was “embarrassed and just shocked,” after her fiancé jokingly told him “Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend.”
Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama stood at a voting booth next to Aia Cooper, whose fiancé, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise with the president, which prompted Obama to reply with “I really wasn’t planning on it,” before adding that Jones was “an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason.”
In an interview with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Tuesday afternoon, Cooper said she was “embarrassed and just shocked” after hearing her fiancé comments. “I was just shaking,” she said.
Cooper was nervous to cast her ballot next to the president even before Jones made his remark.
“I was like, ‘do I have to stand there? I don’t really want to stand there,'” she said.
When asked by Baldwin, the couple said they’d even be open to inviting the Obamas to their future wedding.
“I wanna meet Michelle,” Cooper said. “Hopefully she doesn’t think anything about me, but I really want to meet her.”
At the poll Monday, Cooper apologized for her boyfriend, telling the President she knew Jones was going to “say something smart,” but she didn’t know what.
At least she would go back home with a good story: Obama joked that she would tell her friends and family, “I can’t believe Mike, he is such a fool.”