President Obama showed his true colors in an interview on Today Wednesday morning, when host Savannah Guthrie asked if he had been aware that two normal, average American citizens named Beyoncé and Jay-Z were planning a visit to Cuba before the trip occurred.
Those true colors: Bad Friend Burgundy.
Obama was like Why would I plan that trip I don't have time to plan that trip I don't even know them really I don't even like them really my Mom made me go over their house one time after church but I wasn't even there that long and I don't talk to them and we're not friends whaaaat whoooo huuuuuh?
Here's what he actually said:
"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. We've got better things to do."
Better things to do? That's interesting. I guess Beyoncé and Jay-Z have better things to do than drop off that "Someone Who Loves Me Went to Cuba and All I Got Was This Lousy Camiseta" t-shirt they picked up for a certain special somebody at the Havana airport.
Obama didn't touch the second part of Guthrie's question, which asked whether he had "seen" (it's a song, Savannah!) Jay-Z's "Open Letter," in which the rapper brags about receiving White House clearance for the controversial trip. Guthrie was probably too embarrassed by the dorky way she'd said "~raps~" the first time to do a follow-up.
As previously reported, Florida Senator Marco Rubio recently demanded an investigation into the couple's trip to Cuba, requesting that the White House "explain exactly how trips like these comply with U.S. law and regulations governing travel to Cuba." The trip was approved by the Treasury Department, reportedly as part of a "people to people" cultural exchange.
(In case you're wondering, the interview segment was filmed prior to Monday's Boston Marathon bombing, which is probably why Savannah Guthrie and the President didn't have anything more interesting to talk about than Beyoncé and Jay-Z.)