Less than 48 hours after President Barack Obama joked that his relationship with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was a "romantic comedy," McCain was given a chance to weigh in.
"Given my age, how about Ralph Kramden, 'The Honeymooners,'" McCain chuckled. "Or maybe, 'I Love Lucy.' I don't know."
On Tuesday's edition of NBC's "The Tonight Show," host Jay Leno suggested to Obama that he and McCain had a "bromance" brewing.
“That’s how a classic romantic comedy goes," Obama said. "Initially you’re not getting along and then you keep bumping into each other."
In a late July interview with the Associated Press, McCain said that he and Obama "trust each other." The White House reciprocated, with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough praising McCain as a "refreshing" partner.
Shifting to a more serious note than romantic comedies or television shows, McCain reiterated Thursday how he and Obama handle their jobs.
The point is, I want to work with the president where the nation's interests are at stake, and we can work together."