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I know.


Hey guys.

Don't you miss her.


I mean it.

I'm so honored.

Thank you so much for being here.

It's my pleasure.

I love you.

I love you too.

And you look great.

Look at you, how cute you are.

Well look at you.

Look at your shoes.

I have shoes on.

You've got shoes on.

I know.

I put shoes on.

Shoes for your birthday.

What are you doing?

What's happening since you left the White House?

Are you bored?

Oh, nothing much.


What do you do?

Just hanging out.





I wake up when I want to wake up.

You know, I got myself all gussied up to come here.


Came out of the basement.


It's just like, what?

Come out of the house?

But we're doing great.

The girls are good.

Barack is working.

We've got projects going.

So we're staying busy.

And traveling-- we've had some fun.

Are you still working out a lot?

I'm not going to challenge you to anything because I'm not--

I'm not dressed for a challenge.

I'm not either.

And I'm not--

And I'd beat you anyway.

I bet you would.



That was cold blooded, wasn't it?

You know what?

This time I think you're right.

Because I think I've slowed down on my push ups, but--

I have too.

I have too.

You've got to change your work-out up.

Look how she was cheating.

Can you see, y'all?

Who said-- somebody was like, yep.

She was cheating.


I know you have--

My arms are so much longer than yours.

They don't go down but so far.


That was ages ago.

Just because-- yeah, that was ages ago.

I was in shape then.

I wasn't 60.

So you're living in a regular house.

You said you wanted to open windows.

We live in Washington.


We stayed in Washington.

Because Sasha, our youngest, is a junior in high school.

And we wanted her to finish in the high school she's

been in since she was in second grade.

That's sweet of you.

So we live in the neighborhood-- down the street from the White


Is it weird to like, look at that and go--

No it is not.


Yeah, no.

It's not.

I mean, you know, what I learned in those eight years is

that home is where we make it.

And we were in the White House for eight years.

But it wasn't the house.

It was us in it.

It was our values and our love for each other.

And we just moved that to another house.


But it is odd.

Because now I have a door and a doorbell.

And people actually trip out when I come to my door.

And I open it.

And the dogs, Bo and Sunny, don't know what a doorbell is.

So the doorbell rings.

And they're like, I never heard that before.

So who put the house together?

Did you?

I did, with the help of my team.

And we had a decorator.

But I picked out the House.

You know, I was--

because he was being the president when we had to move.

So he didn't really have time to go house hunting.


So does he like--

does he have the room he wants-- the closet he wants?

Oh, no, no, no.

No, no.

He still talks about this.

He got so shortchanged on this whole deal.

He doesn't have enough closet space.



He's got the smallest room for his office.

And Sasha actually killed in this house.

She has, like, this two room suite.

It's all decked out.

She's got, like, a living room area and a bedroom.


And she designed it.

So he's really hating on her.


Yeah, yeah.

Well, but she deserves it.


I think so.


She's the baby.

Because Malia is not there and--

She's got a room up in the attic somewhere, Malia--


I didn't know that.

She's away at college.

You know you don't waste rooms on college kids.



Hey, I have a question.

And I think a lot of people have the same question.

So when the transfer was happening --

when Donald Trump and his wife were moving into the White

House, there was a gift exchange.

Oh yeah.

There was a box given.

The Tiffany's box.

So what was in there?

It was a lovely frame.

A frame?

It was a frame.

Oh, yeah.

This is--

First of all, he just walks up the steps

without his wife-- just leaves his wife behind.

He just walks up there.

Well, there's all this protocol.

I mean, this is like a state visit.

So they tell you, you're going to do this,

they're going to stand here.

Never before do you get this gift.

So I'm sort of like, OK.

What am I supposed to do with this gift?

And everyone cleared out.

And no one would come and take the box.

And I'm thinking, do we take the picture with it?

And then my husband saved the day.

See, he grabbed the box and took it back inside.

But everybody cleared out.

No staff, no one--

I was like, what do you do with a box?

I don't know why you got me talking about all that.

Where's my gift?

Oh, OK.

Well, I brought you some gifts.



Oh my.

There's that guy.

Oh my.

Well, as you can see, I went to our favorite store.


And I stole this basket.

So don't tell anybody.

So I brought you a few things.

You're supposed to have your own--

Oh, I remember that.

I bought you a big box of wine.

Oh, that's nice.

That's a good year, too.

You introduced me to the boxed wine concept.

That's right.

So we're going to drink up.

Yes I'll have that, for sure, tonight.

And a little something to keep you flowing, you know.


And, you know, just so that you don't ever lose a push-up

competition again--

What does this do?

Well, this gives you the perfect push-up.

Oh, it does?


I don't need it.

So I don't know how it works.

Oh, you know what?


You know, your birthday was a few weeks ago.

And I'm going to--

You're going to re-gift--

--re-gift next year.


Because you need this.

But I do want to see how this works.

And last but not least, to remember the good times.

A little Barack Obama Chia Pet.

Oh, no.


Who knew they made this?

Who knew?

That's the first time you've seen that?

I've never seen that.

So next time you've got-- you know how to do the Chia Pet.

You put the dirt in.

And then you water--

You water it.

--the Obama head.


And you get Obama hair.

But shouldn't that be gray now?




It should be.

No, it probably went back to the regular color after he's--

now it's probably better.

And then you can keep the basket.

OK, thank you so much.

That's so sweet of you.

Happy birthday.

Hi, I'm Andy.

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