Addressing a group of parents and children at the White House Wednesday, Michelle Obama discussed a number of issues central to her ideology. She talked about the importance of eating vegetables and assured kids in the audience that the government is “taking care” of their parents.
Though her remarks might have otherwise been considered inconsequential, it was during a question-and-answer period that the first lady’s gaffes began.
“How long have you and Barack been married?” one audience member asked.
Giving herself a buffer of more than 10 years, Obama quickly made it clear that she was not prepared for the query.
“Uh, 20-something years,” she began.
She then turned to her staffers for a lifeline.
“Wait, somebody, you guys know the date,” she said. “When was it? It’s been over a decade. It’s been a while.”
It has indeed been more than a decade since the Obamas wed. The couple is set to celebrate their 23rd anniversary later this year.
While this flub was picked up by several news outlets, Obama managed to work in another potentially offensive remark while answering another question.
One child in attendance asked which baseball team her daughters favor. She reacted by declaring Sasha and Malia do not watch the sport because “they’re girls.”
The first lady’s apparent opinion that only males may follow baseball is one surely at odds with the Democrat Party’s position on gender equality. She followed up her answer, though, by declaring her kids fans of basketball – a sport she seemed to believe girls are capable of enjoying.
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