Michelle Obama Reads Jokes She Couldn't Say as First Lady on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!': Watch

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Michelle Obama on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Nov. 15, 2018.

On his late-night show on Thursday (Nov. 15), Jimmy Kimmel prompted the former White House resident to "cut loose" with jokes that poked fun at her veggie consumption and Netflix deal, among others.

With her new memoir, Becoming, Michelle Obama reveals a bit more about herself and her life as first lady than she could while she was in the White House. But when she was a guest on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night (Nov. 15) , the host pushed her to open up even further, asking her to read a few jokes he had penned.    

"As far as I'm concerned, you can cut loose and say anything now, right?" Kimmel asked of her period after leaving the White House. "Yes?" Obama replied tentatively.  

Kimmel then explained the premise of the bit, in which Obama would recite sentences he had written of "things you couldn't say while you were in the White House." (The late-night host has prompted guests with a similar routine before, including adult-film performer Stormy Daniels before she legally claimed that an NDA she had signed regarding her interactions with President Donald Trump was void.)    

Though Obama was hesitant to read Kimmel's statements, she played along, reading first, "I've never eaten a vegetable." (Obama tended a vegetable garden while in the White House and made videos that attempted to encourage children to eat more veggies.)

"I knew it, I knew it," Kimmel asserted.

"That's not true," Obama shot back.

The next phrase poked fun at the Obamas' multiyear Netflix deal, inked in May: "The whole eight years we were in the White House, we used Laura Bush's Netflix password," Obama read. "Laura, sorry," she joked.

In Becoming, which was released Tuesday (Nov. 13), Obama describes the shock of the Trump presidency, experiencing racism in public life and struggling to maintain her self-confidence in the face of the intense scrutiny the presidency put her family under.

Watch the entire segment, below.

This article originally appeared on THR.com.

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