*Like all of us, President Obama is pulling out Prince classics to help ease the pain of his loss.
In London to meet with the British prime minister, POTUS joked that he “warmed up” for those meetings this morning by playing Prince’s “Purple Rain” and “Delirious.”
The president said he is staying at the U.S. ambassador’s residence and “it so happens our ambassador has a turntable, and so this morning we played ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘Delirious’ just to get warmed up before we left the house for important bilateral meetings like this.”
Obama went on to call Prince’s death a “remarkable loss.”
“I love Prince because he put out great music and he was a great performer. I didn’t know him well, he came to perform at the White House last year and he was extraordinary, and creative, and original, and full of energy.”
“Nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him,” Obama said.
Watch Obama’s full remarks on Prince below: