Monday 22 January 2018

Video: Did Barack Obama really make a bawdy joke about his wife Michelle?

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle
US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle

The internet is awash with speculation as to whether the President made a sexual innuendo about his wife Michelle at a fund-raiser.

The President started his speech by thanking comedian Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted the fund-raiser for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Leadership Council and joked about the First Lady's appearance on her talk show, where Ms Obama accepted a push-up challenge in front of a studio audience.

"I want to thank my wonderful friend who accepts a little bit of teasing about Michelle beating her in push-ups," he said.

He then said straight-faced: "But I think she claims Michelle didn’t go all the way down."

The remark promoted the crowd to erupt into laughter at the event on Wednesday night.

"That's what I heard," he added. "I just want to set the record straight – Michelle outdoes me in push-ups as well."

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