An emotional moment this week as the First Lady Michelle Obama went on David Letterman’s show and got all choked up talking about her father.
MR. MARTIN: An emotional moment this week as the First Lady went on David Letterman’s show and got all choked up talking about her father.
FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA: My father had multiple sclerosis, and I never knew him to be able to walk, but my dad worked so hard, and he loved us so much. And I think from him, I learned just absolute, complete, unconditional love – the notion that kids really don’t need anything but to know that their parents adore them. And I think that’s the greatest gift they gave us – just their constant support and, you know, stability.
And that’s really what we try to instill in our girls. I mean you talk about raising kids. It’s just really – you know, we had rules. We had boundaries, but there wasn’t anything my dad wouldn’t do for us. And, uh –
MR. DAVID LETTERMAN: The, uh – what – [crosstalk]- —
MS. OBAMA: Don’t make me cry!
MR. LETTERMAN: No. [Chuckles.]
MR. LETTERMAN: Wha- —
MS. OBAMA: This isn’t “Oprah.”
MR. LETTERMAN: [Chuckles.]
MS. OBAMA: S’posed to be “Letterman.”
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