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April 24, 2013

Obama: "There've been times where Michelle probably felt like a single mom"

President Barack Obama said on the Today Show Wednesday morning that he understood why his wife accidently called herself a busy single mom.

“You know, as somebody who has stumbled over my lines many times, I tend to cut my wife or anybody some slack when it comes to just a slip to the tongue,” Obama told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie. “But there's no doubt that there've been times where Michelle probably felt like a single mom.”

In an interview taped before the Boston Marathon bombings, Obama answered questions about gun control, immigration and life with First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11.

The president said he and his wife have threatened to get their own tatoos as a way to discourage their daughters from doing just that.

“What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decided you're going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place. And we'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo,’” Obama said. “And our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that's a good way to rebel.”

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Oh, the typical who the baby daddy mentality.

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