Obama: Michelle 'loves french fries, pizza'

President Obama said his wife loves pizza and french fries during his appearance Tuesday night on Jay Leno's show. President Obama said his wife loves pizza and french fries during his appearance Tuesday night on Jay Leno's show.

Though the First Lady has used her office to campaign against obesity and to tout healthy eating habits, she's okay with fattier foods in moderation, Obama said. 

Obama made the remarks after Leno questioned whether the first lady would be upset with her husband's Monday visit to Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles, a famous soul-food restaurant in Hollywood. 

"Michelle — quiet as this is kept — she loves french fries, she loves pizza, she loves chicken. Her point is just in moderation, so she does not get upset as long as, you know, it's not every day," Obama said. 

He said he just couldn't resist the wings at Roscoe's, where he surprised patrons by making a brief stop.

"Originally it was just a way to be out there and say hi to everybody, but once we got in the car it smelled pretty good," said Obama on NBC's "The Tonight Show" Tuesday. 

The president said he ordered the "Country Boy" special, which included wings and waffles with hot sauce. 

"So, I'm eating the wings, got the hot sauce on there, you know, fancy presidential limousine smelling like chicken," added Obama. 

The president was in California for campaign fundraisers and to promote his new housing initiative. 

Obama told "The Tonight Show" host that he ate the food on his way to a fundraiser with celebrity guests including Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

"Suddenly we pull up and my sleeves are rolled up and I got a spot on my tie … it was not elegant, but outstanding chicken," Obama said. 

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