At an LGBT fundraiser Wednesday night in Beverly Hills (California), US President Barack Obama delivered a joke that was either wickedly clever, inappropriately off-color — or simply about pushups. Referencing his wife Michelle’s appearance on event host Ellen DeGeneres’ show back in February, the president noted that DeGeneres
“accepts a little bit of teasing about Michelle beating her in pushups. But I think she claims that Michelle didn’t go all the way down.”
The audience roared its delight as he let the line “hang naughtily,” as a White House pool reporter wrote. Not surprisingly, Twitter roared back with different reactions altogether. Was the joke below the belt or just misinterpreted?