" she asks."Being a grown-up," Obama replies."Let us not forget: I didn’t just wake up first lady," she adds before firing off her credentials.
"I mean, I went to law school, I practiced law, I worked for the city, I ran a nonprofit (and) I was an executive at a hospital. I’ve worked in every sector, and you don’t do that without coming up against some stuff.
Oprah has long been close with both Barack and Michelle, and the president awarded the Medal of Freedom to both Hanks and Springsteen last year.
Apparently they all met up Monday, stopped for lunch on Vanilla Island, made another stop at Le Taha’a Island, and will continue on to Bora Bora.
More than 1.2 million people had signed it as of Wednesday morning.
Obama spent the night at his own home as a large dispatch of Chicago police officers added to the security efforts in his neighborhood, Chicago's NBC 5 reported.
Alone on his 49th birthday, President Barack Obama fled the empty White House mansion for a more intimate celebration with longtime friends in his Chicago hometown, including Oprah Winfrey.
Obama has been living a bachelor's life for the past few days with first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha visiting Spain and daughter Malia spending the month away at an undisclosed camp.
You know, having your feelings hurt, having people say things about you that aren’t true. Life hits you, so over the course of living, you learn how to protect yourself in it.
You learn to take in what you need and get rid of the stuff that’s clearly not true.""That was one of those things that you just sort of think, ‘Dag, you don’t even know me,’ you know? "And then I thought, 'OK, well, let me live my life out loud so that people can then see and then judge for themselves."It was that indomitable approach that made President Obama, who briefly slid into the interview room, respect FLOTUS even more."You know, we all knew she was brilliant and cute and strong and a great mom," he said, "but I think the way in which she blended purpose and policy with fun so that she was able to reach beyond Washington ... But it is a — a truth, an actuality, that there is a weight to it."Obama is happy to have that weight lifted.