Pres. Barack Obama says that he is living with 'three opinionated, strong, tall women.'
The President of the United States and First Lady Michelle Obama recently sat down with People Magazine's managing editor Larry Hackett and Washington, D.C. correspondent Sandra Sobieraj Westfall for their annual interview with the magazine, which will be out in newsstands today. Together, they reflect on the events during the past year, from politics to home life.
Speaking of home life, Pres. Obama comments on how life is like being the only man in the (White) house.
"I've got three opinionated, strong, tall women," Pres. Obama says. "If they get together, they can have fun about my ears or being too loud, or how I dress."
First Lady Michelle Obama, on her part, reveals her daughter Malia's laments on her father asking "too many questions" to her friends whenever they come over.
"Malia had friends over, and there was a question about whether she was going to even introduce them [to her dad], because sometimes he gets a little formal, asking them about school and interests," the First Lady says. "She says, 'I don't know if my friends can handle that.'"
After that statement, Michelle turns to her husband and says, "But she said that you actually did quite well."
To which Pres. Obama replies with, "I acquitted myself well. I did not embarrass her."
The spouses Obama also reveal that their daughters also "weigh in on Mom's fashion choices" and has taught their father how to use Instagram and Vine.
Meanwhile, Pres. Obama opens up on how he could not log into the healthcare.gov website on its launch day and calling up German Chancellor Angela Merkel after it was revealed that the US National Security Agency was listening to their conversation.
"Because technology is changing so fast and the information is out there, we have to make sure that just because we can do something, doesn't mean we do do something," Pres. Obama says.
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