President Obama told another attendee at the U.N. General Assembly Monday that he had quit smoking “because I’m scared of my wife.”
Obama, who appeared to be joking – but also perhaps at least partially serious – has previously said he did it for his daughters. No matter, the president is still be addicted to nicotine and chews Nicorette gum.
“I hope you’ve quit smoking,” he said to Maina Kiai, a UN official who hails from Kenya. Kiai responded that he still does “sometimes.”
Obama then seems to say he chews Nicorette and adds, “No, no, I haven’t had a cigarette in probably six years. That’s because I’m scared of my wife.”