Michelle Obama: ‘Turnip for what?’


A social media user impersonating President Obama on the short-form video platform Vine wanted to know: How many calories does first lady Michelle Obama burn when she “turns up”?

Well, a dancing Michelle Obama answered Tuesday evening – “turnip for what?”

In the first hour since Michelle Obama’s video response – which featured the first lady dancing with a turnip to the hit song “Turn Down for What” as part of a promotion of the White House wellness program “Let’s Move” – the video has been “looped” more than 1 million times.

Michelle Obama answered questions on Vine Tuesday evening on topics ranging from her favorite fall vegetable (sweet potato) to exercise (it’s “just like playing”).

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Michelle Obama: 'Turnip for what?'