The former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Barack Obama claimed that the President once gave her dating advice in 2006 when they were on a return trip to Chicago from Iowa.
In an interview with The Times, Alyssa Mastromonaco shared how the at-the-time Illinois Senator once threatened to text one of Senator Tom Harkin’s staffers on her behalf when he saw him checking her out.
‘Obama turned to me and said, “Look, he was really into you. And if you don’t email him, I will.”,’ she writes in her book about her time working with Obama called Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?.
And the up-state New York native doesn’t have an idea of what the email would have entailed.
‘I can only imagine,’ the 41-year-old said in the interview.
‘He was definitely, like, he just kept holding up his Blackberry and being, like, ‘I’m going to do it. I’m going to do it.”‘
And Obama would turn out to be right. Mastromonaco emailed the man and the two went on a few dates.
‘All the guys, everybody always thought it was super-funny. Most of the people were married except for [Obama’s speechwriter] Jon Favreau . . . It was mostly how we passed the time.’
Mastromonaco first started working for the former president in early 2005 when he was a senator, working closely with Obama until he made it to the White House. full story