In an appearance on the syndicated radio program, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Friday morning, the president defended himself against the ridicule and barbs he’s received for years for wearing what some have called, “mom jeans.” Obama protested that he’s been “unfairly maligned,” and with his characteristic humility, added – “the truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans.”
Not “okay,” “passable,” “decent,” “fine,” or just “sharp.” POTUS wants you to know he looks VERY sharp in his jeans. And he has an excuse at the ready for his poor choice of jeans on that fateful summer day in 2009.
The Washington Post reported:
His defense of his jeans was prompted by a conversation Seacrest had with a Gap employee who helped Obama pick out sweaters for his wife Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha Obama. Apparently, she was thinking that Obama should perhaps update his wardrobe during his visit, too.
“I’ve been unfairly maligned about my jeans,” he said. “The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans. There was one episode like four years ago in which I was wearing some loose jeans mainly because I was out on the pitcher’s mound, and I didn’t want to feel confined while I was pitching, and I think I’ve paid my penance for that. I got whacked pretty good. Since that time, my jeans fit very well.”
Obama also talked politics with Seacrest and eventually got to the main reason he was there, “if you want health insurance this year, you need to make sure you that you are signing up by March 31.”