Michelle Obama: POTUS Doesn't Know What a Group Text Is

Today's installment of “presidents–they're just like us!”

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 11: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks during an event to mark Nowruz, a holiday that is celebrated by over 300 million people in diverse ethnic and religious communities across the Middle East, Central and Southwest Asia, and Eastern Europe, March 11, 2015 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady hosted the event to celebrate the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring.

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Just because a man has the nuclear codes, doesn't mean he knows how to group text. During her appearance Thursday on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, first lady Michelle Obama told a story about her teenaged daughters attempting to teach President Obama how to send a group chat. 

"The other day the girls were trying to clue him in to what a group chat was on text," Obama said. "So we're sitting around the dinner table, and they all kind of looked at him and Malia said 'Oh dad, you're so detached.'"

Obama was on the show to promote her Let's Move campaign and Monday's White House Easter Egg Roll. On the subject of healthy eating habits, Obama said she taught her kids to eat their vegetables by telling them they couldn't have dessert unless they cleared their plates. "So if you said you were full, you could leave your food, but you can't come back later and ask for more food," she said. "So a couple of days of starvation ... then it's like 'Gimme the broccoli.'"

Obama and Fallon also did a second installment of "The Evolution of Mom Dances," featuring moves like the "Shush and Tush," the "Getting a Bag From Your Collection of Plastic Bags Under the Sink," and the "Barack Obama." 


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