Michelle Obama appeared on “Today” to talk with Matt Lauer about her husband’s old habit, her daughters and Facebook.
Speaking about the popular social networking site, Michelle said Sasha and Malia aren’t spending their day liking friends’ posts.
“I’m not a big fan of kids having Facebook. It’s not something they need. It’s not necessary right now,” she said. Once the girls leave the White House, Michelle said she’ll consider allowing them to activate Facebook accounts.
However, she is trying to keep her daughters’ formative years as normal as possible.
“Barack and I really try to keep them out of this,” she said in reference to their roles and responsibilities as President and First Lady. “I think we’ve done a good job. If you talk to our kids, they’re really very normal.”
Michelle pointed to other former White House kids, such as Barbara and Jenna Bush and Chelsea Clinton, as proof that children of U.S. presidents can live pretty normal lives.
“We’re proud of them,” Michelle said.
She also expressed pride in her husband, President Barack Obama, whom she said has officially quit smoking.
“He’s worked hard at it, and I’m very proud that he’s been able to kick the habit,” said Michelle, who wasn’t surprised at all that he was able to quit once he was determined to do it.
“One of his gifts is consistency. Emotionally he doesn’t get too high or too low unless it has to do with his family," she said. "He’s got a thick skin, and he’s focused on a set of goals. He wants to do the best job he can in office and I think he’s doing a great job. He’s remained steady through it all.”
See the whole interview below. Michelle talks about her style and her husband’s haters.
– Tracy L. Scott