President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have a marriage many admire. From their adorable family photos, romantic dates and now iconic fist bump, the First Couple are considered not only the epitome of black love, but are making many reconsider what the “classic American love story looks like.”
While many would expect that the Obamas tell each other things they don’t share with others- turns out that when it comes to National Security, the President keeps his cards close.
In a recent interview with AARP Magazine, Michelle said she did not know of the mission that lead to Osama Bin Laden’s death before its time. An excerpt from the interview reads:
Q: The attacks set off the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Did either of you have an inkling that the mission that killed him was in the works?
MO: I knew something was happening, but when it gets down to that level of secrecy, there’s just a small number of people who know anything.
Q: So when did you find out?
MO: I was actually out to dinner with girlfriends, and I didn’t know until I walked in the door. It was later in the evening, and Barack had his suit on, because he was going to the press conference. And I said, “What’s going on?”
Q: And your reaction?
MO: I was, like, “Wow.” Then I wanted to know the details: “How did it happen? Then what? And then what happened?” I was probably like every media person.
Q: Was he too hurried to explain?
MO: No, he sat down. And then I sat down and talked to Malia to make sure she was aware, because the crowds [outside the White House] were starting to form.
The interview is a great glimpse into the complications of living in the White House. While honesty is a core part of any marriage, for the First Couple full disclosure on sensitive matters like this cannot always be expected.
What do you think about Mrs. Obama saying she didn’t know of the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden? Weigh in Clutchettes and gents- tell us what you think!