When in Rome — or in this case, Buenos Aires. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (right) tango with dancers during the state dinner in Argentina on Wednesday.
President Obama danced the famous Argentine tango with a lithe dancer in a shimmery gold dress during the official state dinner at the Centro Cultural Kirchner in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday night.
While The Associated Press reports Obama initially declined the dancer’s outstretched hand — multiple times — he then relented and joined her on the floor, dancing for about about a minute to the dramatic tango music.
While we wouldn’t say Obama was necessarily fleet of foot, the leader of the free world was able to hold his own on the dance floor. Nearby, first lady Michelle Obama tangoed with another dancer. After the dance ended, she and the president’s partner exchanged a few words and smiles.