Michelle Obama on ‘Hard’ Life at the WH: We Can’t Open Windows

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Mar 16, 2015 8:00 PM
Michelle Obama on ‘Hard’ Life at the WH: We Can’t Open Windows

The First Lady visited the "Ellen Show" today and lamented to Ellen Degeneres just how 'hard' her life is in the White House.

Ellen: "Are you used to living in it?"

Mrs. Obama: "First it was like drinking from a fire hydrant. …it was hard."

She explained in more detail.

"The one thing people don't realize is, we can't do little things like open windows."

Outside the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue walls is just as rough.

"I haven’t been in a car with the window open for like seven years...I look forward to getting in a car and rolling down the window and just letting the air hit my face."

So much to pity.

This is't the first time Mrs. Obama has claimed life could be too much to handle. Last April, speaking at a meet-and-greet with military families, she described her campaigning with her husband during the presidential election as comparable to that of a soldier. Before that, in April of 2013, the First Lady said her job was the best in the world and very 'liberating,' yet it had 'prison-like elements.'

"There are prison-like elements, but it's a really nice prison," she said. "You can't complain."

Apparently you can - and, based on her appearance on Ellen, it seems life hasn't gotten much better.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall any former First Lady speaking so exhaustingly about life in the White House as much as Mrs. Obama. So much for taking joy in serving the people.

The Obamas have now coined the phrase, "Behind every Complainer-in-Chief, is a Mrs. Complainer-in-Chief."