The 44th president of the United States of America, Barack Obama has opened up about one of Michelle’s top rules when it comes to photography. While he was giving insights to how he employed the use of a more relatable context, in his recent publication ‘A Promised Land’. Barack Obama explained his use of humors to “Maintain Perspective” during his time in office.
Barack Obama further elaborated on the effects his presidency had on his family, stating that one of the things Michelle Obama was cautious about his her appearances in the media, a promise she made to herself a long time ago.
“This is one of my main goals as first lady. I will not be photographed by the paparazzi in a bathing suit,”Barack quoted his wife statement in an interview with Vanity Fair.
“And she succeeded”he said
In spite of the fact that Michelle was later pictured in a white bikini top and matching shorts, during her vacation in 2018. This contrast was one of the techniques Barack Obama deployed in his book.
“Michelle is funnier than me.”Barack Admitted
“She’s naturally just a great storyteller,”
“There’s a rule in our household that she can tease me but I cannot tease her. I pointed out that’s not fair, and she says, ‘Yeah. So what?’ I am often the brunt of her humor, and the girls have picked up on that. So at the dinner table, generally, I am the recipient of mockery and jokes.”
However, Barack informed that not all of his time in office was humorous, talking of the effects that politics had on his family.
“With Michelle, for example. Obviously, a lot of the book is the story of our love and our partnership, and the sacrifices she made for the career path I chose. And, needing to be honest about the fact that she really didn’t want me to be in politics, and it hurt her in a lot of ways,”he said
“I was helped by the fact that she wrote her book first, she had already put out some of that, so that it wasn’t so much me, you know, pulling back the curtain. She had already done that. I was just giving my perspective in terms of how I felt about her distress around some of our decisions.”.
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