At the White House this evening, President Obama spoke to honorees of the Kennedy Center. Obama “was very loose and seemed to be enjoying himself,” the White House pooler says as he passes along some lighthearted moments from the commander in chief. 

“POTUS is a pretty good nickname, but let’s face it, it’s not as cool as ‘Sting,'” Obama said of the musician. “I kind of wish I was called Sting. But I’m stuck with POTUS.”