Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
The fame and celebrity power of David Beckham truly knows no limits.
LA Galaxy visited the White House on Tuesday with the 2011 MLS champions fulfilling an annual commitment to meet the most powerful man in the world.
Barack Obama duly took the opportunity to poke fun at Goldenballs on no less than three occasions in yet another finely executed and eloquent speech from the president of America.
Here are the Obama jokes. Video below.
“I have to say, I gave David a hard time. I said half his teammates could be his kids. We’re getting old, David. Although you’re holding up better than me.”
“Last year at the age of 36, David had his best year in MLS. Leading the team with 15 assists He did it despite fracturing his spine halfway through the season and injuring his hamstring a week before the championship game. He is tough. It is a rare man who can be that tough on the field and have his own line of underwear. David Beckham is that man.”
“[The MLS title win] set off an all night celebration in LA, although my understanding is that David had to get up for car pool duty at 8am…”