"Where is that? I don't hear that. I don’t hear that. She's the one that started that. I said, 'We can’t say that, it’s too vicious.' Can you believe it? I said that," he continued. "They said, well Michele Obama said it. I said she did? Now she said that, but we don't hear about that."
In August 2007, Michelle Obama did say, "If you can't run your own house, you can't run the White House." Some suggested that it may have been a dig at Hillary Clinton and her husband's affairs, and the line gained attention when it was picked up by the Drudge Report.
But both Michelle and Barack Obama denied that the line referenced Hillary Clinton.
Michelle Obama used a similar line at another campaign event that month that provides further context for her remark.
"So our view was that, if you can't run your own house, you certainly can't run the White House. So, so we've adjusted our schedules to make sure that our girls are first, so while he's traveling around, I do day trips," she said.