No Air Conditioning for Barack Obama

Reggie Love, who is President Barack Obama’s personal aide, basketball sparring partner and gatekeeper says he has one of the coolest jobs in the world, but it also has its downside – no air conditioning!

Love is a cross between a constant companion and personal valet, otherwise known as Obama’s ‘body man’, is due to leave his job later this year to attend business school.

Love said in an interview on ABC television, “The thing that used to kill me is that the guy loves to ride around with the AC off in the summertime.

“And I get hot. I start sweating. And I’m like, it’s 80 degrees in this car. I’m going to pass out.”

Obama was a senator when he first hired the 6’4 basketball star in 2006 and was known to keep his office the same temperature of his native country, Hawaii.

Love is always with the president when in the White House, at campaign events, on his Marine one helicopter or when travelling across the world in his Air Force One official aeroplane.

Since Obama’s run for the White House in 2008, the pair have flown 880,780 miles together.

US presidents are understood to carry very little in their pockets, if anything, so Love carries a bag with all the essentials in; dental products, collar stays and stain remover, that Obama uses without hesitation, in front of him.

Love says, “If he had it his way, I think he’d floss in private

“I think the fact that he was comfortable with me is probably a product of, you know, he’s beaten down. I’ve been around for so long.”

Before Obama got his iPad last year, a New York Times reporter asked him whether he had a popular Apple device, and his response was; “I have an iReggie, who has my books, my newspapers, my music all in one place.”

According to statistics kept by CBS News, since his January 2009 inauguration, Obama has been to 31 countries, a few more than once and 40 of the 50 US states, with Love by his side.

Love explained that he was grateful to be a “very long passenger on an amazing ride.”

He added that, “He’s [Obama] been like big brother to me, a mentor. I’ve learned so much about life from him.”