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Updated: November 7, 2010 16:30 IST

Obama: I don’t like speaking after Michelle

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ARTICULATE: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama gestures as she interacts with students at St. Xavier's College in Mumbai. Photo: PTI
PTI ARTICULATE: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama gestures as she interacts with students at St. Xavier's College in Mumbai. Photo: PTI

"She (Michelle) said ask me tough questions. If some of you want to ask me easy questions, that would be fine too," Barack Obama quipped

Who is the better orator of the Obamas? It’s the U.S. first lady Michelle, according to President Barack Obama, who today said that he doesn’t like speaking after his wife because “she is very good”.

Ahead of an interaction that the U.S. President had with students at the St. Xavier’s College, 46-year-old Michelle struck a personal cord with the audience asking them to “dream big” for their communities and believe in themselves, citing her own humble upbringing as an example.

As Ms. Michelle invited her 49-year-old husband on stage amid thunderous applause from students, she said, “I urge you to ask (him) some tough questions. This brightens his day.”

Taking over from Michelle, Mr. Obama, a two-time grammy winner for best spoken word album, quipped, “First of all, I have to say that I don’t like speaking after Michelle because she is very good. Also because she teases me.... She said ask me tough questions....if some of you want to ask me easy questions, that would be fine too.”

He won the grammy award in 2005 for his book “Dreams From My Father” and in 2008 for “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream”.

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