Speaking at the African First Ladies Summit this morning in Tanzania, First Lady Michelle Obama described living in the White House as living in a “really nice prison.”
Obama was in the middle of an on-stage conversation with former First Lady Laura Bush, when moderater Cokie Roberts reportedly noted that Martha Washington (wife of first President George Washington) once described the First Lady role as being similar to state imprisonment.
According to The Washington Examiner, Obama found that assessment slightly accurate, joking to Roberts that “there are some prison elements to it, but it’s a really nice prison.”
Bush reportedly then reminded the crowd that First Ladies have their own chef, prompting Obama to admit: “You can’t complain. But there is definitely elements that are confining.”
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