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Here's What Barack Obama Said About Michelle Obama's Iconic Inauguration Look

"She looks good and looks better than me."

Remember Michelle Obama's look at President Joe Biden's inauguration? How could you not?

Michelle, wearing a knitted top with matching pants, belt, and long coat descends the stairs at President Joe Biden's inauguration along with Barack Obama
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The look was instantly iconic, and we've already heard from her stylist about how it came together. Now, we have former President Barack Obama's take.

Barack and Michelle, with bouncy curly hair, Obama at President Joe Biden's inauguration
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According to Marie Claire, the former president gave his perspective on Michelle's 'fits during a virtual book club arranged for his memoir, A Promised Land.

Barack Obama, waving to the crowd, and Michelle Obama descend stars at President Joe Biden's inauguration
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"I don’t know what it is about y’all, with Michelle and her belts," Barack immediately cracked.

Barack and Michelle Obama hold hands at President Joe Biden's inauguration
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"I asked Michelle about it at dinner the other night," he continued. "I said, 'Listen baby, you are gorgeous. You know, I understand completely why you are a fashion icon.' But, I said, 'Was your hair different? Because it didn’t look that different.'"

Barack and Michelle Obama stand in a hallway at President Joe Biden's inauguration
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The conclusion to Barack's answer was, not gonna lie, kind of perfect: "Anyway, so I don’t have an answer other than just knowing she looks good and looks better than me. I understand that."

Barack Obama waves to the crowd alongside Michelle at President Joe Biden's inauguration
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Hey, don't be so hard on yourself, man. Everyone's got their own style.

Barack and Michelle Obama descend stairs at President Joe Biden's inauguration
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