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The candy George W. Bush shared with Michelle Obama might have been as old as Sasha Obama


George W. and Laura Bush pilfered treats from their time at the White House. Lots of ’em, or so claims Michelle Obama.

During an appearance on the Today Show, former First Lady Obama let everyone in on a secret about the light moment that she and former President Bush shared during last month’s funeral for Sen. John McCain. The two were seated side-by-side, and in the middle of the somber ceremony Bush sneaked a piece of candy onto Obama’s palm as Laura Bush looked approvingly. Democrats and Republicans alike approved of the viral moment.

First of all, it wasn’t a piece of candy but a cough drop, said Obama. Secondly, the cough drop had been around since Bush’s administration, which means it’s at least 10 years and possibly about the same age as the Obama’s second daughter Sasha, who was born in 2001.

“They were old cough drops,” Obama told hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, as reported by People. “That’s the funny thing, because they were in the little White House box, and I was like, ‘How long have you had these?’ And he said, ‘A long time, we got a lot of these!’”

“I didn’t realize at the time that anybody noticed what we were doing… He is my partner in crime at every major thing where all the formers gather… I love him to death.” @MichelleObama talks about George W. Bush handing her a cough drop (an old one at that!) at McCain’s funeral pic.twitter.com/hS9fV0DHjB

— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 11, 2018

If you think Obama concocted the story to make someone from across the aisle look bad, think again. Michelle, 54, and W, 72, are old buds.

“I didn’t realize at the time that anybody noticed what we were doing,” she said. “(President Bush) is my partner in crime at every major thing where all the formers gather. So we’re together all the time, and I love him to death. He’s a wonderful man. He’s a funny man.”

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Obama, who appeared on the show for International Day of the Girl, also opened up about her political aspirations. She said she has none.

“I’ve never wanted to be a politician,” she said. “Nothing has changed in me. I want to serve. … There are so many ways to make an impact. Politics is not my thing. It’s as simple as that.”

She added that she and former President Barack Obama are enjoying their post-White House lives.

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