Michelle Obama: Being First Lady is like living in a ‚Äėreally nice prison‚Äô
First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday described living in the White House as like being in a ‚Äúreally nice prison.‚ÄĚ
Obama‚Äôs comment came during her discussion with former First Lady Laura Bush at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania during an interview moderated by journalist Cokie Roberts.
Roberts noted that Martha Washington, the first First Lady, also described living in the role as akin to being a state prisoner.
Obama said she loved her job and found it liberating in some respects, but confining in others.
‚ÄúThere are some prison elements to it,‚ÄĚ she joked. ‚ÄúBut it‚Äôs a really nice prison.‚ÄĚ
Former first lady Laura Bush reminded the crowd that First Ladies had a chef.
‚ÄúYou can‚Äôt complain,‚ÄĚ Michelle Obama admitted. ‚ÄúBut there is definitely elements that are confining