President Obama may be big on education now, but that hasn’t always been the case.
During an appearance on the talk show The Real, First Lady Michelle Obama didn’t mince words when asked who got better grades in high school, her or her husband.
Michelle pointed to herself and said, “I mean, he will say it, it’s not even close.”
“Barack fooled around in high school. He’s said it, he didn’t take school seriously in high school, he barely got his work done – he was a bum,” she said, to laughs from the crowd.
“And it took him a second because, you know, he had to grow up a little bit,” she told the hosts, who interviewed her in the East Room of the White House. “Now, he went to college, he went away right away but it wasn’t until his second year, he transferred from Occidental to Columbia College and he was like, ‘I gotta make something of my life. I gotta get it together.’ ”
Michelle explained that the president, who was raised without a father, “was going through some stuff” in his youth and “had to figure himself out as man.”
“It is never too late,” she added. “The president of the United States screwed around in high school and he still got his act together. He did okay.”