Michelle Obama talked about her relationship with President Barack Obama during the United State of Women summit on Tuesday

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated June 15, 2016 02:50 PM
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She’s picking up what he’s putting down.

Michelle Obama got a little candid about her relationship with husband, President Barack Obama during her sit-down with Oprah Winfrey at the United State of Women summit in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

When asked by Winfrey if there are ever days that she thinks, “Mmm, mmm, mmm – look at me in the White House,” the 52-year-old First Lady joked, “Good lord. Watching my husband walk off of Marine One and go to the Oval Office, it’s like, mmm, mmm, mmm. And you know he’s got that walk, right?”

“Did he always have that swag,” Winfrey asked. “Or has he gotten swaggier?”

“No, he was very swagalicious,” the first lady said. “Look, I told people this from the very start, when I – started running – Barack Obama is exactly who he says he is. We both are. That’s what I’ve been trying to tell people. Ain’t no surprises. We’re telling you who we are, and no tricks up our sleeves.”

She also noted some specific perks of life with the Commander in Chief, saying, “There are a lot of those moments. Prince and Stevie Wonder singing in the East Room, just – may he rest in peace. I mean, those rare gifts of entertainment, the kind of music we have been able to bring into the White House. Sitting with the Pope, watching my mother and my daughters talk to the Pope.”

During the lengthy conversation, Winfrey and Obama touched on a variety of topics, including bullying, feminism and achieving goals.

Of her husband, she said, “Barack Obama hasn’t changed, not as a person. Because he is an authentic man who came in, and he’s going to leave that same person.”

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Obama also touched on life post-presidency, which will begin next January in the family’s new D.C. mansion.

“I want to open my front door without discussing it with anyone and I want to walk out that door and just walk,” she said, laughing. “Just want to walk by myself, or with a semblance of feeling like I’m by myself.”

She continued, “I want to sit in a yard that is not a national park. I do want to drop into Target. I want to – I do, I want to go to Target again!”