President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were both in California at the same time yesterday, but the pair took separate flights for two different television appearances.
Yesterday, President Obama traveled aboard Air Force One to California for a TV appearance with comedian Jimmy Kimmel. The First Lady, however, flew on a separate plane to California for a TV appearance with Ellen.
The popular daytime television host tweeted a selfie with Michelle Obama yesterday at about the same time that President Obama was filming himself reading mean tweets with Kimmel:
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 13, 2015
The pre-taped Michelle Obama appearance with Ellen airs Monday.
After the Kimmel show, President Obama attended a DNC fundraiser before leaving this morning for a separate trip to Phoenix, Arizona aboard Air Force One.
The First Lady flew back to Washington D.C. separately, while the president will fly back to Washington D.C. this afternoon.
When asked by reporters on Air Force One if the President and the First Lady saw each other yesterday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz replied, “I don’t believe so,” adding that he was “not even sure they overlapped.”
“I believe on this occasion the schedules were not in sync in order to travel together,” Shultz explained.