President Obama used a press conference with French President Francois Hollande to recall a moment he shared with the First Lady in France.
“By my bed in the residence is a picture of me and Michelle in Luxembourg Gardens, kissing,” Obama said. “Those are the memories we have of Paris, as early on I had no gray hair.”
Obama expressed solidarity with France after the attacks in Paris, calling the French “our oldest ally.”
“We love the French. Sometimes, we Americans are too shy to say so but we’re not feeling shy today,” Obama said. “We love France for your spirit and your culture and your joie de vivre.”
Obama admitted that ISIS was a “serious threat” to the world.
“This barbaric terrorist group, ISIL or Daesh, and its murderous ideology poses a serious threat to all of us,” he said. “It cannot be tolerated. It must be destroyed.”