Next Stop After the White House? Target! Michelle Obama Reveals Her Post-First-Lady Plans on the Late Show
First Lady Michelle Obama told Stephen Colbert that she plans to advocate for young girls' education long after the White House
Michelle Obama just wants to go to Target.
“I want to do little things like, you know, open a window,” the 51-year-old told Colbert. “I want to go to Target! I want to drive!”
Colbert was shocked to learn that Obama does not have “security clearance” to open her windows, but the comedian has the First Lady covered: “We’ll get you a canister of fresh air.”
“One day as a treat, my lead agent let me have the windows open on the way to Camp David,” Obama told the host. “He was like ‘windows open! Enjoy it!’ ”
Along with her dreams of open-windowed Target trips, Obama said she will continue to advocate for girls’ education.
“This is the kind of work that Barack and I, we want to do long after we leave the White House,” she said.
Over the weekend, Obama announced the #62MillionGirls campaign – the number of girls around the world who are not in school – as part of her Let Girls Learn initiative.
A slew of celebrities have joined the social campaign, sharing old photos of themselves and using the hashtag #62MillionGirls, telling of chances they got as elementary-school-aged students that millions of girls do not.