In an interview with CBS News’ Gayle King, the FLOTUS admitted that she is “not an expert on most of the issues that [the president] is dealing with on a daily basis.”
“I am one of his biggest confidants, but he has dozens of really smart people who surround him,” she said. “I want him and he wants to be talking to the people with the best information. That’s not to say that we don’t have discussions and conversations. That’s not to say that my husband doesn’t know how I feel.”
The book Kantor, titled “The Obamas,” out today depicts Michelle Obamas as a powerful behind-the-scenes player in her husband’s administration. On the other hand, it also says that there was frustration and tension between Mrs. Obama and the president’s team, including former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
“One thing is true, that I talk very candidly to my husband about how I feel, but that’s the kind of relationship we have,” the first lady told CBS. “I wouldn’t go to Rahm about something that I would talk to my husband about. If I didn’t agree with something, I would talk to my own husband about it.”
Watch this ABC News report on “The Obamas” book.