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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in a Spousal Symposium at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on August 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Pete Marovich--Getty Images) Pete Marovich—Getty Images

Michelle Obama Jokes That 'Women Are Smarter Than Men,' Men Don't Get It

Aug 07, 2014

Michelle Obama jokingly said Wednesday that "women are smarter than men" during a conversation about girls' education with former First Lady Laura Bush and journalist Cokie Roberts at the U.S-Africa's Leader's Summit Wednesday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9WBuFjPSNQ

The comment comes around the 2:00 mark, when she and Bush are discussing how countries that oppress women are often countries that are struggling economically. "We can't waste this spotlight," Obama said, on the experience of being First Lady. "It is temporary, and life is short, and change is needed, and women are smarter than men." You can tell she's joking because of the eye roll, the eyebrow raise, and the fact that the audience laughed after she said it. "And the men can't complain because you're outnumbered today," she continued.

There's a moment after she says it where she's probably thinking "oh crap, I'm going to hear about this later."

And hear about it she did. Men of the internet did not seem to get that Obama was joking:

https://twitter.com/TheMightyCain/status/497046843864264705

Which might have just proved her point.

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