Michelle Obama Talks Her Husband on 'Today': 'When He Walks in the Door, He's Barack and Dad' (VIDEO)
First Lady Michelle Obama will be front row Tuesday night as her husband, President Barack Obama, takes the stage for the second presidential debate against Republican nominee, Mitt Romney.
Though she can never tell whether he can see her during the debates or not, she says she is always primed and ready to go to support him with a smile on her face.
“With the lights you can never tell, so I assume that he can so I make sure to always give him that positive love,” she told Ryan Seacrest in an interview that aired Tuesday on the Today show.
Speaking with Seacrest shortly after she cast her vote via absentee ballot, she told him that though the president has been busy getting ready for the debate, he always calls her every night.
“Our check-in is really about the kids,” she explained. “He wants to know what did we talk about at dinner? How is Sasha doing? What happened at basketball? Did Malia win her game?”
What did she say about how President Obama protects them from the sometimes intrusive and busy life of being the first family?
“One of the things he does is when he walks in the door he’s Barack and he’s Dad,” she told Seacrest.
Asked whether she’ll get the opportunity to follow her dreams with Barack supporting her after their time in the White House ends, she said, “In so many ways, he’s supporting me now as first lady, the fact that I have complete disgression over the issues that I choose and in order to do that I have to have a president who has my back regarding the issues that I care about.”
The FLOTUS has been instrumental in the fight against childhood obesity, though she admitted she does have a guilty pleasure of Reese's Peanut Butter cups. She also reaches out and works with military families.
The second presidential debate airs Tuesday at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on all major broadcast networks.
The first lady will also appear on Live! with Kelly and Michael in a taped interview on Friday. Check local listings for time and network.