President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that last week “was gratifying.”

“I think last week was gratifying, because number one we were able to get a package of trade legislation that I believe will serve the American people, American workers, American business as well going into the future,” Obama said during a press conference.

The president also mentioned the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and his remarks in Charleston, South Carolina: “It wasn't a celebration. It was, I think, a reflection on the consistent challenge of race in this country and how we can find a path towards a better way.”

In remarks Friday after the Supreme Court declared state bans on gay marriage unconstitutional, Obama said “America should be very proud” and that night the White House was illuminated in rainbow colors to celebrate the landmark ruling.

“I did not have a chance to comment on how good the White House looked in rainbow colors,” the president said Tuesday. “That made it a really good week.”

“To see people gathered in an evening outside on a beautiful summer night and to feel whole, and to feel accepted, and to feel that they had a right to love. That was pretty cool,” he added.