“The Real” Chats With The FLOTUS On The “Better Make Room” Education Movement

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You all know we love The Real at TractHerTrailHer.com so imagine our excitement when we found out that the ladies Tamar Braxton, Lonnie Love, Jennie Mai, Tamera Mowry and Adrienne Bailon were heading to the White House to chop it up with the FLOTUS.

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First Lady Michelle Obama gets Real on Tuesday, January 26, as the ladies travel to the White House to sit down with FLOTUS to discuss the “Better Make Room” education movement, a part of the Reach Higher initiative. During this pivotal conversation, the First Lady reveals who did better in school – her or the President? Mrs. Obama also reveals a few of her “firsts,” including a description of her first night at college.

The “Better Make Room” campaign empowers students to pursue a “better” tomorrow by taking charge of their future.  Through “Better Make Room,” Generation Z students (aged 14-19) can obtain information on signing up for the SAT and ACT, applying to college, pursuing financial aid and more.  They can also connect with other students to share stories about their goals, their progress and what inspires them.  “Better Make Room” and “Reach Higher” are both dedicated to helping the U.S. meet President Obama’s goal of American once again having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.  For more information, please visit “Better Make Room“.

The First Lady also encourages students to investigate FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as a simple and free way to partially finance higher education.  For more information, please visit FAFSA.


The Real, The Real Daytime, Michelle Obama, Tamar Braxton, Jennie Mai, Lonnie Love, Adrienne Bailon, Tamera Mowry

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The ladies of The Real sit down with the FLOTUS and had her dish on who did better in school and her first night in college.

Loni Love: Who got better grades in high school, you or the President?


First Lady Michelle Obama: [Points at herself]


[The Real hosts clap and laugh.]


Mrs. Obama: I mean…you know, he will say it’s not even close. I mean, Barack fooled around in high school. He’s said it. He, you know, didn’t take school seriously in high school. He barely got his work done, he was a bum.


[The Real hosts and audience laugh.]


Mrs. Obama: You know, and it took him a second… Cause, you know, he had to grow up a little bit. You know, and he really… Now, he went to college. He went away right away, but it wasn’t until his second year, he transferred from Occidental to Columbia College, and he was like, “I gotta make something go my life. You know, I gotta get it together.” He wasn’t raised with his father, so he was going through some stuff, had to figure himself out as a man, which is one of the reasons he talks to young men about this stuff. It is never too late. The president of the United States screwed around in high school and he still got his act together.


Tamar Braxton: Yeah.


Adrienne Bailon: He didn’t do too bad.


[Audience claps]


Mrs. Obama: He did okay.


Tamar: Not too shabby.

Watch the videos below and be sure to tune in to see the FLOTUS on January 26 on The Real. Check your local listings.

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