Friday 23 March 2018

Congressman in trouble after commenting on size of Michelle Obama’s bottom

Republican Jim Sensenbrenner and US First Lady Michelle Obama. Photo: AP
Republican Jim Sensenbrenner and US First Lady Michelle Obama. Photo: AP

Amy Willis

A REPUBLICAN has landed himself in hot water after making some ungentlemanly remarks about the size of Michelle Obama's bottom.

Republican Jim Sensenbrenner was heard making the unflattering comments during a mobile telephone conversation at Washington DC's Reagan National Airport.

The rotund 67 year-old explained to the person on the phone how a woman had approached him at a church auction three weeks ago with nothing but praise for the US First Lady.

Speaking loudly, he then reportedly went on to say: "She [Mrs Obama] lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself."

Mrs Obama, 47, who is said to undergo a gruelling daily fitness regime, has been involved in a prominent "Let's Move" campaign against childhood obesity.

But Mr Sensenbrenner accused the US president's wife of being hypocritical due to the size of her rear.

Since the comments were made public, he has backtracked and said he will be contacting the First Lady to apologise.

A spokesman for the congressman said: "Mr Sensenbrenner was referring to the First Lady's healthy food initiative.

"He doesn't think the government should be telling Americans what to eat. While he may not agree with all her initiatives, he plans to contact the First Lady's office to apologise for his comments."

Mrs Obama has yet to comment on the remarks.

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