Ray Romano of "Everybody Loves Raymond" ribbed President Obama at the Kennedy Center Sunday night where seven performers were being honored, according to a White House pool report.
Speaking about comedian David Letterman, one of the honorees, Romano took a dig at Obama's first debate performance and joked about high taxes. According to the the pool report, Obama laughed along.
As he was discussing how he was inspired by Letterman to become a comedian despite early setbacks:
“Do you quit when you are down 1 to 0 in the World Series? No, you keep going,” he said. “Do you quit when you are down 1 to nothing in the debates? No you keep going, you become the president!”
“It’s very surreal that I am talking to the president and first lady…I really wish I had voted,” he said.
Later he said he gets paid more than $600 for appearing on Letterman.
“But that’s $296 after taxes,” he said pointing at a laughing POTUS.