Pres. Obama Thanks Jay-Z And Beyonce For Friendship, Trio Raises $4M For Campaign [PHOTOS]
From UPTOWN–What better way to celebrate Mitt Romney‘s “47 percent” blunder than with champagne toasts and the company of The Carters?
Following an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, President Obama dropped by New York‘s 40/40 Club on Tuesday to attend a fundraiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce. The $40,000 per-ticket event brought in 100 wealthy donors, as well as a Pennsylvania couple who won the campaign’s “NYC With Barack, Jay-Z and Beyonce” fundraising contest.
In a form-fitting red cocktail dress, Beyonce kept her comments brief as he introduced the President.
“I can’t tell you how proud we are to host tonight’s event with President Obama,” she said. “We believe in his vision.”
Shortly after, the man of the hour took the mic.
“To Jay and Bey, thank you so much for your friendship,” expressed Obama. He noted Beyonce as a role model for his daughters and gushed about her class, poise and talent. The POTUS also recognized the similarities between him and the Brooklyn-bred rapper.
“We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are. So, you know, we’ve got a little bond there,” Obama joked. “It’s hard but it’s okay.”
Proceeds from Tuesday’s fundraiser, which raised $4 million, will reportedly go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.