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Michelle Obama on Young Barack: ‘He Was a Bum’

Michelle Obama poked fun at President Barack Obama on Tuesday, calling him a bum when he was younger.

“Barack fooled around in high school,” the first lady said on the BET talk-show “The Real” during a session focused on higher education.

“He didn’t take school seriously in high school. He barely got his work done. He was a bum! And it took him a second. He had to grow up a little bit,” she said.

CNN reports:

Michelle Obama said her husband didn’t become serious about his education until he transferred to Columbia University during his second year of college.

Later, asked about any advice she’d give parents of college-bound kids, Michelle Obama offered a similarly blunt response.

“When they get to be 17, you’ll be like ‘Bye Felicia!'” she said to laughter.

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