"There’s so many times when I just want him ... to just curse them out"

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.