Michelle Obama: Being First Lady is like living in a âreally nice prisonâ
First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday described living in the White House as like being in a âreally nice prison.â
Obamaâs 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.
âThere are some prison elements to it,â she joked. âBut itâs a really nice prison.â
Former first lady Laura Bush reminded the crowd that First Ladies had a chef.
âYou canât complain,â Michelle Obama admitted. âBut there is definitely elements that are confining