Michelle Obama Doesn't Nag Barack

The first lady says that's "the last thing" he needs when he comes home.

Posted: 10/09/2012 11:40 AM EDT
Michelle Obama, Barack Obama

During a three-part Nightline special, First Lady Michelle Obama gave her legion of fans another reason to love her as she talked about her relationship with President Barack Obama, how she backs away from his policy decision-making, and that she doesn't nag him when his work day is done.

"In a job like this, the last thing the president of the United States needs when he walks in the door to come home is someone drilling him and questioning him about the decisions and choices that he's made. There are definitely times when I may feel something, but I'll hold back because I know he'll either get to that on his own or it's just not time," she said.

Even though she's there to support her husband, she also knows when to let others advise him. Instead of needing to be involved in all aspects of her husband's life, FLOTUS is confident enough — and busy with her own projects — to allow the president to handle his business.

"I rarely step foot in the West Wing. In fact people are shocked when they see me there," she said. "I rarely walk in that office because the truth is he's got so many wonderful advisers. He's got a phenomenal cabinet. He's got people who are in the trenches on these issues every single day and I'm kind of stepping in and out and I've got my own set of issues. So I don't even have the kind of expertise and the time to be able to provide the kind of advice and guidance that he's already getting."

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