Why Obama Quit Smoking: 'I'm Scared of My Wife'

President caught on 'hot mic'

By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner

Posted Sep 24, 2013 8:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – President Obama had a "hot mic moment" yesterday at the UN, and unlike a widely circulated rumor about Obama hating the 4th of July, this one is actually true.
OBAMA: "I hope you've quit smoking."
MAINA KIAI: "Sometimes." (Inaudible)
OBAMA: "No, no, I haven’t had a cigarette probably in six years. That’s because I’m scared of my wife."
Obama was speaking to Maina Kiai, a UN human rights Special Rapporteur. And as with all great candid comments, he likely didn't know he was being recorded. Newsy reports:

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