The mystery may have been solved about what caused First Lady Michelle Obama's much talked about eye rolling response to something House Speaker John Boehner said to her and the president at the inauguration lunch.
Her reaction, which many viewed in a silent video that spread across the Internet, was to a smoking joke that Boehner made, a lip reading expert says.
The Ohio Republican, a smoker, apparently asked President Barack Obama if he had a cigarette before the Monday luncheon, lip reader Larry Wenig told "Inside Edition," The Hill reports.
"Somebody won't let you do it," Boehner said to the president and his wife, referencing the First Lady, Wenig said. President Obama had reportedly quit smoking in 2010, but has called giving up the habit "hard."Boehner spokesman Michael Steel denied the lip reading expert's explanation, telling The Hill in an email: "That is not true."
Via The Hill