Michelle Obama does a pretty convincing impression of her husband for Stephen Colbert

“Well, I’m glad that — I’m glad you asked that. Let me just, um, let me just answer that in three points. One…”


Michelle Obama stopped by The Late Show on Tuesday for a lengthy chat with host Stephen Colbert, touching on leaving the White House for good, her friendship with Beyonce, and even showcased a pretty good impression of her husband.

“All three of us have good impressions of Barack,” Michelle told Colbert, referring to herself and  daughters Sasha and Malia. “It’s usually at the dinner table. Malia will start it, because she usually asks the serious question — ‘Well, Dad, tell us about your day! And what about the conversation on global warming? — and Sasha and I are like, ‘Oh, God, no, don’t get him started.’”


At that point, the First Lady shifted into her impression, complete with all the verbal tics America has come to recognize over the President’s eight years in the White House. (The impression starts at the 4:45 mark of the clip.)

“Well, I’m glad that — I’m glad you asked that. Let me just, um, let me just answer that in three points. One…”

“…and then 1a, and then 1a and b,” Michelle said, shifting out of her impression. “And Sasha and I are  like, ‘Ughhhh.’”

Colbert also asked Obama, in the clip below, about whether she had any sympathy for Melania Trump, whose speech at the Republican National Convention contained lines taken from a speech the First Lady had made at the 2008 Democratic convention.

“Melania Trump was so criticized for using what turned out to be a portion of your speech,” Colbert said.  “But do you have any sympathy? Because there are people around her creating things, and I have some sympathy for her. Do you understand how that might be sympathetic, what happened to her?”

“Yeah, that was tough,” Obama deadpanned, before flashing a smile.



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