On Mon., March 19, First Lady Michelle Obama made her debut on the Late Show with David Letterman in promotion of her Joining Forces initiative, which celebrates its one-year anniversary next month. She also chatted about her private conversations with President Barack Obama and opened up a bit about her late father, Frasier Robinson III:
My father had multiple sclerosis, and I never knew him to be able to walk, but my dad worked so hard and he loved us so much, and I think from him I learned just absolute, complete unconditional love, the notion that kids really don’t need anything but to know that their parents adore them. And I think that’s the greatest gift they gave us, just their constant support and, you know, stability, and that’s really what we try to instill in our girls. I mean, you talk about raising kids, it’s just really – you know, we had rules, we had boundaries, but there wasn’t anything my dad wouldn’t do for us, and, uh – don’t make me cry. This isn’t ‘Oprah!’ It’s supposed to be ‘Letterman.’ What’s up? Where are the laughs?”
Check out the First Lady’s full Late Show with David Letterman interview below.
First Lady Michelle Obama on Late Show: Part 1
First Lady Michelle Obama on Late Show: Part 2
First Lady Michelle Obama on Late Show: Part 3