Obama admits he didn’t do fair share at home

“Men are still a little obtuse about this stuff”


Barack Obama admits that tensions arose between him and his wife, Michelle, in the early days of their marriage, over the disproportionate sacrifices she made to raise their family. In an interview with NBC news, the president says before their move to the White House, he and Michelle were “having a lot of negotiations” over her frustration that she was always the one to take time off work for family responsibilities. He tried to learn to be better, he said, but admitted “men are still a little obtuse about this stuff” and “need to be knocked across the head every once in a while” in order to see the imbalances. The president also dismissed recent criticism over him engaging in an all-male basketball game with his staff as “bunk.”


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