This past week, the “Today” show released some of the lighter moments of Savannah Guthrie’s interview with President Obama. The President told her what he and First Lady would do if their daughters Sasha or Malia got a tattoo, and he talked about the First Lady’s “mom dancing.”
MR. MARTIN: Welcome back.
This week, the “Today” show released some of the lighter moments of Savannah Guthrie’s interview with President Obama. The President told her what he and First Lady would do if their daughters Sasha or Malia got a tattoo, and he talked about the First Lady’s “mom dancing.”
[BEGIN “TODAY” SHOW VIDEO CLIP]
MS. SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: What did you think of her “mom dancing”?
[VIDEO CLIP OF FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA “MOM DANCING” WITH JIMMY FALLON ON “LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON”]
MS. GUTHRIE: Do you have “dad dancing” that can give it a run for its money?
PRES. BARACK OBAMA: No, she consistently maintains – and I don’t argue with her – that she’s a better dancer than me. I think – you know, now, in private –
MS. GUTHRIE: You’re a competitive guy.
PRES. OBAMA: — I am, and in private, you know, I – I – I can bust a move, and – and I think I’m pretty good. But what we’ve said to the girls is, “If you guys ever decide you’re going to get a tattoo, then Mommy and Me will get the exact, same tattoo, in the same place – and we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo.”
And our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that’s a good way to rebel.
[END OF VIDEO CLIP]
MR. MARTIN: Okay. First, Mr. President, “bust a move”?
Okay, seriously, that was probably 1990, ’95. You gotta say “drop it like it’s hot.” All right? Just want to keep you up-to-date on what’s going on. That’s the lingo. You can “drop it like it’s hot” – not “bust a move.” All right? That’s first.
On the tattoo – forget it. It ain’t hap’nin’. I don’t care if my nieces get a tattoo. I’m ne-e-ever gettin’ a tattoo. Then, of course, they never will either – because if they do, they gotta live somewhere else.
And so that’s what you should tell Sasha and Malia. “You want a tattoo? Find you a new house to live in.”
All right, folks. That’s it for us on “Washington Watch.”
I want to thank everybody for sending me their thoughts and prayers. I’ve been sick for the last couple of weeks, but we’re getting better; and so, hopefully, next week I’ll actually have my voice – my true voice – and again I can sound like my usual self. Then that way, I can give our panel lotsa hell.