Obama: It’s ‘Hard’ for Michelle To See Me ‘Attacked,’ ‘Not Appreciated’

‘[Michelle] would be the first one to testify that being married to a politician is not easy’

Speaking Wednesday at the Congressional Picnic at the White House, President Obama took a moment to thank spouses of politicians. He said the First Lady "would be the first one to testify that being married to a politician is not easy." 

“The only other thing I want to say is, thank you to the families. You know it is, uh — Michelle was traveling to St. Judes today to be with the amazing kids there, and the doctors and staff, who help families going through really tough diseases. But she would be the first one to testify that being married to a politician is not easy. And being the partner of a politician, being the child of a politician, it’s hard. Sometimes you see your loved one attacked, sometimes you see them not appreciated, and they’re away too much, and you’re having to shoulder some of the burdens of family. And so, to all the spouses, to all the children, everybody who helps support our public servants and our members of Congress, I just want to say thank you to you as well. For the great job that you do. We really, really appreciate it.”

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