(NEW YORK) — With Father’s Day around the corner, President Obama admitted Friday that his wife once scolded him for suggesting it was a “forgotten holiday.”
Over lunch with campaign supporters in downtown Washington, the president complained that people tended to make a bigger deal out of Mother’s Day.
“There was one year that I got a tie or something, and I said why is it that everybody makes a big deal about Mother’s Day and Fathers Day seems to be the forgotten holiday?” he said. “And Michelle looks at me, and she says, ‘Let me tell you what, every day is Father’s Day. You’re always getting a treat.’”
The president’s comments came as he talked with four winners of the Dinner With Barack IV campaign contest winners over lunch at the Lincoln Restaurant in D.C. Friday.
As for this Father’s Day, Obama plans to spend it at home in Chicago with his family.
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