Obama prepped for meeting with British PM by listening to Prince

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Source:   —  April 23, 2016, at 0:27 AM

Obama revealed his pre-meeting routine when asked by a reporter about his thoughts on Prince, the prolific musician and entertainer who died Thursday at his Minneapolis area residence at 57.“I’m staying at , the U.

Obama prepped for meeting with British PM by listening to Prince

President Barack Obama prepared for a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London Friday in an different way – by listening to the late performer Prince’s “Purple Rain” and “Delirious” on an old-school turntable.

Obama revealed his pre-meeting routine when asked by a reporter about his thoughts on Prince, the prolific musician and entertainer who died Thursday at his Minneapolis area residence at 57.

“I’m staying at , the U. S. ambassador’s residence,” Obama told reporters during a press conference with Cameron. “It so happens our ambassador has a turntable and so this morning we played and ‘Delirious,’ just to obtain warmed up before we left the house for necessary bilateral meetings like this.”

Obama said “I like Prince because he keep out grand music and he was a great performer.”

“I didn’t know him well,” the president added. “He came to the White House latest year and was extraordinary and creative and full of energy.”

Prince’s passing has touched the political world. MN Democratic Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar tweeted condolences, as did Rep. Keith Ellision, D-Minn. Both senators took to the chamber’s floor to pay tribute to the late artist.

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