Obama says his best week ever was ‘marrying Michelle’
US President Barack Obama has answered a question about whether the week same-sex marriage was legalised was the best week ever to say it was “gratifying”.
The US Supreme Court last Friday ruled that all couples, gay or straight, have the constitutional right to marry.
The President spoke at a news conference at the White House today, to say that while same-sex marriage was a great week for the US, his “best week” was “marrying Michelle”.
“In terms of my best week, now my best week, I will tell you, was marrying Michelle. That was a really good week. Malia and Sasha being born, excellent weeks,” Obama told reporters at a White House news conference.
He was asked: “Some people are calling your best week ever last week. You had two Supreme Court decisions supportive of the Affordable Care Act and of gay rights. You also delivered a speech down in — in Charleston that was pretty warmly received.”
“I’ve had some good weeks in my life, I will tell you. I’m blessed to have had those. I think last week was gratifying because, number one, we were able to get a package of trade legislation that I believe will serve the American people, American workers and American businesses well, going into the future,” Obama said.
“It gives us the opportunity to negotiate high standards agreements that have enforceable labor and environmental provisions,” he went on.