President Obama said he had to "respectfully decline" the invitation he got from the press to "be it's date for the prom" a few nights ago.
While the president was at home spending time with his family, he said a call came through from a representative of the New York Times who said it "would be super awesome" if he could go to the prom with the American Press this year. He was told that this year's theme was "Whenever I Call You Friend" and the caller said she really hoped he could make it.
The President said he was a bit afraid this might happen and told the caller he had a diplomatic affair he had to attend that night and he was flattered but couldn't attend.
Phoebe Wellington-Hoffmann of the New York Times reportedly locked herself in her office for a few hours and was playing "her Mariah Carey music at full blast" according to one co-worker. "When she came out she looked like she had been crying" he added and said "she said that no one really understands what she's going through, but she'll be OK."
A visibly shaken Joseph St. Edmund, a fact checker at MSNBC said he thought the President was a "really classy guy" and was disappointed. St. Edmund said that maybe he would just stay home or go out with friends as he thought the whole "prom thing was kind of phony anyway. I really didn't want to go."
The press, when asked if maybe Vice President Joe Biden might be available, replied "No, that's OK."