Tears of a clown

President Obama just made Megan Mullally cry


Megan Mullally paid a visit to Stephen Colbert on Thursday’s episode of The Late Show, where she related a story about a Christmas party she attended at the White House.

Shortly before the event, she offhandedly told her husband she was probably going to lose it upon meeting President Obama. She knows herself well.

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Mullally said she was at the end of a receiving line meeting the President.

“We happened to be the very last people,” she says, discussing the line to meet the President.

And, so he shook my hand and he made a joke and he was charming and amazing, and I said, ‘Listen, um, I really love you and we don’t want you to go.’ And he gave me a hug and he said, ‘We’re not going anywhere.’”

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That’s when the tears came.

And he walked out the door. And, I mean, I’m not talking about the cute single tear. Burst into wrenching sobs. Doubled over. Nick had to get out his handkerchief and sort of block me from view because I was embarrassing myself. But, you know, I mean, that’s the greatest president and first lady in any of our lifetimes.”