"You," the president replied. "The cute-looking one."
I asked Plante what it was like to have the president call him cute.
Plante theorized that the impetus for the comment may have been the colorful pocket square Plante was wearing, which might have lead to a little locker room teasing back in the president's baseball days.
"As long as we have a chance to talk to them, presidents can call us whatever they want," Plante added over email. "And, I'm reliably informed, they do, at least in private."