It sounds like Lady Gaga really made a lasting impression on Barack Obama at that fundraiser last week. The President even referenced their meeting of the minds in the speech he gave at Friday night’s Human Rights Campaign dinner, admitting that he found the Mother Monster (and her heels) a little intimidating.
Thank you so much. It is great to be back. I see a lot of friends in the house. I appreciate the chance to join you tonight. I also took a trip out to California last week, where I held some productive bilateral talks with your leader, Lady Gaga. She was wearing 16-inch heels. She was eight feet tall. I was a little intimidated.
Unfortunately, it sounds like the audience didn’t think Obama’s quips were all that funny, though they did garner a few laughs.
Watch Obama’s full speech below, the Gaga bit runs from about the 30 second mark to 1:15.