05/28/2013 10:14 pm ET Updated May 29, 2013

Obama Lipstick Joke Draws Big Laughs At White House AAPI Heritage Month Celebration (VIDEO)

During a month where some days have provided little laughs in Washington, President Barack Obama found a way to deliver some humor Tuesday evening.

Speaking at the White House's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month celebration, Obama quickly got the crowd in good spirits.

"I want to thank everybody who’s here -- the incredible warmth of the reception," Obama said, according to a White House release. "A sign of the warmth is the lipstick on my collar."

Obama then shifted to who was responsible, pointing a joking finger at "American Idol" star Jessica Sanchez.

"I have to say I think I know the culprit -- where is Jessica Sanchez?," he said.  "Jessica -- it wasn’t Jessica.  It was her aunt.  Where is she? Auntie, right there.  Look at this."

Obama kept the wave of laughter going, shifting to his standing with First Lady Michelle Obama.

"I just want everybody to witness," Obama joked. "So I do not want to be in trouble with Michelle. That's why I'm calling you out right in front of everybody."

On a more serious note, the Associated Press adds that Obama threaded immigration into the mix, where he lauded Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for their service in building and defending the United States.

For video, watch ABC News' clip above.



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