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Barack Obama's kids do not think he's cool

POTUS' kids did not go easy on him when they learned he didn't know what a "group text" was


Colin Gorenstein
April 3, 2015 5:31PM (UTC)

Catching a breath from all that mom dancing, Michelle Obama sat down with Jimmy Fallon Thursday night to give him some sage parenting advice. Starting in, she said: "They still like you now -- so hold onto that." She went on to explain that what she thinks works so well within the First Family household is the distribution of power. (There isn't a "good cop" or "bad cop" parent-dynamic.)

Also, we learn that POTUS is great at "enforcing" things with the kids -- that is, when they're able to take him seriously. Giving us a glimpse into an average day at the Obama's place, FLOTUS described one particular dinner in which her two girls were astonished by his "detachment."

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"The other day the two girls were trying to clue him into what a group chat was on text," she said. "He didn't know -- so we're sitting around the dinner table and they all kind of looked at him and Malia said, 'Oh dad you're so detached.'"

Watch the full clip below:


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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