She didn’t call them fat – but she came pretty close.
“I never talked about weight in the household,” she said, as reported by Politico. “We just started making changes.”
The comments came in context of her discussion about her daughters’ weight issues when they were younger. She didn’t say they were fat, but she did describe the issues as enough of a concern that she said she started them on a healthy eating and exercising program, Politico reported. Mrs. Obama said she tried to make physical activity fun.
“It didn’t make them feel bad about themselves,” she said, as Politico reported. “You make them feel successful in very small ways. You don’t want to make it about how they look.”
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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