She was asked by Jarrett why she believed it was so important to take the high road.
“Oftentimes, going low means you’re acting from a place of ego. You’re really just satisfying your immediate need to lash out. And rarely does that connect to a solution,” said Obama, in remarks reported by The Hill.
“That motto is his motto,” Obama said of her husband, and said there were many times she wanted her husband to take a tougher response to critics.
“I say that because that’s how Barack operates,” Obama continued. “I mean there’s so many times when I just want him — like I know all of you — to just curse them out,” Obama said.