Michelle Obama on her Barack impression, his "swag," & not feeling sympathy for Melania Trump
Can we please keep her?
Please stay, Michelle Obama.
Our FLOTUS appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night (September 20) and reminded us of all the reasons we’ll miss her. She touched on a ton of topics including motherhood, Beyoncé, that Essence magazine cover with her “boo” Barack, an impression of him, his “swag,” her love for french fries, and that Melania Trump speech that plagiarized Michelle’s own words.
On preparing her daughters for life outside the White House: I’ve actually made my kids start packing their rooms already. It’s just like, get this done! My thing is, if you don’t pack it, I’m throwing it out. So, that’s what I do. Then it’s on eBay, I sell it…
On Beyoncé: You shouldn’t look her in the eye. She’s a special person. She’s a sweetheart. She’s smart, she’s creative, she’s a great mother, she loves her family. She’s just a low-key lady, so we have a lot in common that way. Except I can’t sing, I can’t dance. Not like Beyoncé.
On that Essence magazine cover that got everyone talking: That’s me and my boo! That’s boo Obama. You know, Barack is horrible in photo shoots and I hate doing photo shoots with him. I’m sure right there, I was saying, ‘Would you just be patient and stop — don’t rush the photographer!’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, I think we got the shot. Can I go? Can I go?’…. Barack has two smiles for a photo…. So I was trying to convince him to just chill out and relax.
On doing a Barack impression: Oh, all three of us have good impressions of Barack. It’s usually at the dinner table because Malia will start it because she usually asks the serious question: ‘Well, Dad, tell us about your day. Oh, and what about that conversation on global warming?’…. And he’s like, ‘Well, I’m glad you asked that. Let me just answer that in three points: One. And then 1A. And then 1A and B.’ And Sasha and I are like, ughhh, because Sasha and I want to talk about our favorite song on the Lemonade album.
On if they have french fries at the White House: Yes! You have everything at the White House. What do you think? Not every day, but I love french fries. I am a big french fry fanatic. That’s why I have to eat vegetables to balance it out for sure because it would get ugly.
On calling her husband ‘swagalicious’: It’s a person that has a lot of swag. And if you don’t what what swag is, Steve, you definitely don’t have it.
On feeling sympathetic for Melania Trump for reading that plagiarized speech: [sarcastically deadpans] Yeah, that was tough.
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