Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 August 2014

Obama notes anniversary at debate

President Barack Obama wished his wife Michelle a happy anniversary from the debate podium (AP)

US President Barack Obama said at the start of the first presidential debate that 20 years ago he "became the luckiest man on earth" when married his wife, first lady Michelle Obama.

Republican rival Mitt Romney congratulated the Obamas at the start of the debate, joking: "I'm sure it's the most romantic place you can imagine, here with me."

The Obamas are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary at the Denver debate. The first lady is in attendance.

Mr Obama called the first lady "sweetie" and wished her a happy anniversary from the debate podium.

He said, a year from now, "we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people."

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