(CBS) — President Barack Obama had quite an encounter with a couple of voters Monday morning at his polling place at 43rd and Cottage Grove.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the president cast his ballot with the predictable fanfare and sounds of cameras, but what happened as he stood next to fellow voter Aia Cooper was not expected.READ MORE: CDC Approves Pfizer Booster Shots For Seniors, Others At Increased Risk From COVID-19
As he walked past the president’s voting booth, Mike Jones, Cooper’s boyfriend, told Obama, “don’t touch my girlfriend.”
“I said, I know you’re Mr. President, but don’t touch my girlfriend,” Jones said afterward.
Yep, Jones teased the president.
“I didn’t know what to say. I was just shaking. I said ‘Oh boy, this is the president. What am I supposed to do?” Cooper said.