‘You can say goodbye later’: Michelle Obama confirms Sasha missed speech for a test

In this photo provided by NBC, First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. The show aired Jan. 11 on NBC, 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC via AP)
Andrew Lipovsky/NBC via AP
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke with Jimmy Fallon in Wednesday’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

In her final appearance on late-night television as first lady, Michelle Obama said she plans to continue her work with children’s health and education and confirmed the reason Sasha Obama was missing from her father’s farewell speech.

“I didn’t take these [issues] on because I was the first lady; I took them on because they mean something to me,” she said Wednesday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

In particular, she hopes the incoming Donald Trump administration will continue the school lunch program.


Lawmakers are expected to cut rules aimed at promoting healthy school lunches.

Obama also said that her and Barack Obama’s 15-year-old daughter, Sasha, did not attend the outgoing president’s farewell speech Tuesday night because she had a final exam the next day.

“You know the Obamas, girl, sorry! You better take your test. You can say goodbye later,” Michelle Obama joked.

Segments from Michelle Obama’s appearance

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