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Obama started speaking around 10:35 a.m. The Democratic National Committee event drew about 1,300 people who paid between $250-$10,000 a person to attend the event, where Kanye West performed and the Golden State Warriors made an appearance with their NBA championship trophy.
“To see everyone supporting our president and the future of our country is definitely a huge thing,” said Stephen Curry, the NBA’s MVP and star guard.
Here's a very partial transcript of Obama's remarks.
"In a little while you are going to hear from a guy who is thinking about getting into politics," Obama said
You may have heard that Kaney is thinking about running about speaker o fate house. It couldn't get any stranger. In case Kaney is serious about this whole POTUS thing or as Kanye calls it "peezy."
Obama then offered West some advice:
"You got to deal with strange characters who behave as if they are on a reality tv show," he said
"Saying you have a beautiful dark twisted fantasy that's what's known as off message in politics," Obama counseled.
And then he asked: "Do you really think this country is going to elect a black guy form the south side of Chicago with a funny name to be president of the US."
"We'll say what Kanye has to say when he gets out here," Obama said.
"Hold on I am going to get serious now. Settle. Down. I always get a rowdy crowd in San Francisco," he said.
He then launched into his prepared remarks in which defended his record as president on domestic and foreign affairs and told the crowd there was more work to do. The remarks were very similar to the previous evenings remarks.
It'd be funny if it wasn't this big existential problem, Obama said of Republican's who insisted climate change wasn't real.
The president drew the loudest applause when he raised his voice and called for gun control legislation. "We've got to make a different choice," he said. "We've got to make a different choice"