President Obama Says He Has Better Things To Do Than Plan Beyonce And Jay-Z’s Vacation
Unless your name is Michelle Obama or, depending on the day, Joe Biden, you probably shouldn’t assume that you’re close personal friends with the President.
He told TODAY‘s Savannah Guthrie:
“I wasn’t familiar that they were taking the trip. My understanding is I think they went through a group that organizes these educational trips down to Cuba. You know, this is not something the White House was involved with.”
In other words: Nice try, kids.
Obama got dragged into this mess after Jay-Z released a song called “Open Letter,” in which he basically implied the President gave them the OK to visit Cuba.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney later commented on the issue with a similar “Yeah, no” reaction.