Michelle Obama's 'Daily Show' appearance: First lady discusses president's past drug use
Michelle Obama appeared on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show last night to promote her new book, American Grown, but also answered questions about her husband's past...
Michelle Obama appeared on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show last night to promote her new book, American Grown, but also answered questions about her husband’s past. When Jon Stewart asked about the president’s high school and college years and his reported drug use, the first lady said, “By the time he was in college, like so many young people, he realized that he could do more with his life.” She went on to say that “he had a mother that was always saying ‘you’re so gifted, you’re so talented,’ slap him on the head, ‘get yourself together.'” The Huffington Post has the story:
First Lady Michelle Obama weighed in on recent revelations about her husband’s past drug use on Tuesday, acknowledging that President Obama realized at a young age that he “could do more with his life.”
During an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” to promote her new cookbook, the First Lady was asked by host Jon Stewart about the president’s high school and college years. An excerpt released last week from David Maraniss’s forthcoming biography of the president contained details about Obama’s marijuana use as a teenager. Stewart joked that the stories about the president as a young man resembled the “script of a Cheech and Chong movie.”
While the First Lady didn’t directly address the claims in Maraniss’ book, she did say that her husband underwent a change during his college years.
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