President Obama hosted a fundraiser at New York City’s famed Apollo Theater in Harlem. And he decided to give a little impromptu performance while he was up there. During his remarks, the president launched into a line of the Reverend Al Green’s 1972 hit “Let’s Stay Together,” to the extreme delight of the 1400 donors in the audience.
“Those guys didn’t think I would do it,” says President Obama. “Don’t
worry Rev, I cannot sing like you, but I just want to show my
Green performed later that night.
We like the “Today Show” version of the video, where they mash-up the original and President Obama’s version, which honestly is pretty good. We wish all politicians were that much fun. We’re just sad he didn’t get all the way to the “times are good or bad, happy or sad” part.