President Obama Speaks on Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Controversial Cuba Trip

President Obama won't be absorbed in Beyonce and Jay-Z's recent controversial trip to Cuba, because he has bigger fish to fry. In a new interview with NBC's "Today," the Commander-in-Chief says he wasn't aware of the trip, nor was he involved in any of the decision making.

"I wasn't familiar that they were taking the trip," the President told host Savannah. "My understanding is I think they went through a group that organizes these educational trips down to Cuba. You know, this is not something the White House was involved with. We've got better things to do."

Better things meaning…he has the whole country to run.

"I feel personally responsible the same way I hope every parent out there feels responsible for all our kids. The key thing for me, is every once in a while we are confronted with an issue that should transcend politics," says Obama. "I think the political engines of the party and blogs, et cetera, force people into taking more extreme positions publicly than they actually believe privately. I’m willing to try anything. As I’ve said, I'm willing to wash folks' cars and walk their dogs if I can get some legislation passed."

You heard it from the horses mouth! See video below.

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