In their first live interview together President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had one major complaint about their tenure in the White House - the WiFi is terrible. While speaking to CBS’s Gayle King on Sunday, the Obamas also discussed their Super Bowl plans and life post-presidency.
King asked the couple if they had any advice for the incoming first family, asking if ‘the water pressure good? Is there WiFi? Does the toilet run in the Lincoln bedroom?’ ‘You know that whole tech thing, we’ve been trying to get that straight for the next group of folks,’ Obama answered. ‘This is an old building so there’s a lot of dead spots where the WiFi doesn’t work.’ Michelle jumped in to say that their teenage daughters are ‘just irritated’ by the WiFi issues at their home.
King and the Obamas discussed their Super Bowl plans, where Obama said they’ve hosted a party at the White House with a group of friends for the last ‘four or five years’. Michelle said she had cooked for hours preparing for the big day, but said that they ‘let Let’s Move off the table’ for a day and eat ‘regular Super Bowl food’.
‘We have wings, pizza, nachos,’ Obama said, with Michelle adding that there would be at least two salads on the food table. And they said their big football party is just like everyone else’s around the country, and that guests ‘rate the commercials’. Michelle said there are three types of game day guests at the house on Sunday. ‘We have the serious watchers,’ she said. ‘Then there’s the outside room where all the kids are fooling around, and then there’s the champagne room. That’s where my mother sits, and you don’t actually know what’s going on (in the game) but you’re close to the champagne.’
Michelle added that she cares ‘deeply about the the halftime show. deeply’. ‘I got dressed for the halftime show,’ she said, joking that she discussed dance moves with Beyonce, who was performing with Coldplay and Bruno Mars at halftime.
Later in the interview, King pulled out a touching photo of the Obamas at their first inauguration in January 2009 and asked what they were both thinking at the time of the photo. The photo depicts the couple standing in an elevator embracing.
‘At the first inauguration we had something like 10 balls we went to and Michelle was in heels the whole time, so I think she was thinking, “My feet really hurt,”‘ Barack joked. ‘I’m sure I was thinking, “I’m so proud of you,”‘ Michelle said.