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Still too soon for jokes about the president's lackluster performance at last week's first presidential debate? Not if you take your cues from Obama.

"Everybody here [are] incredible professionals … they just perform flawlessly night after night," President Obama said at a Los Angeles fundraiser Sunday night where Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder and others were in attendance. Then he added, "Uh, I can't always say the same." The crowd erupted into laughter, Slate reports, before he launched into the rest of his remarks:

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