From the Huffington Post: Mayor Rahm Emanuel briefly responded to reports of tension between himself, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama during a press conference on the Southwest Side Sunday.
Emanuel, who was touting a $660 million school infrastructure project, told reporters that he still has a “great relationship” with the Obama family, after a new book described their relationship as “distant and awkward.” “The Obamas,” by Jodi Kantor of The New York Times, is about the strain the president’s first few years in office placed on his marriage.
“I know what I know which is the truth,” Emanuel told reporters, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “And I’m very proud to have worked for the president and the first lady, and Amy and I are very proud to call them friends.”
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