Quoted: Craig Robinson on when the president and first lady started dating

Craig Robinson (Ricky Carioti/TWP) Craig Robinson (Ricky Carioti/TWP)

“We were just thinking, ‘He’s going to be like all these other guys, he’s going to be kicked to the curb in about six months and then we won’t have to worry about it.’”

— Craig Robinson, the first lady’s brother, on his family’s reaction when Michelle Obama and President Obama first started dating. In a wide-ranging interview on Graham Bensinger’s sports talk show, Robinson (Oregon State head basketball coach) said his parents were also skeptical about how long the relationship would last — but the president won them all over after a pick-up basketball game. “Looking back, we didn’t give Barack, the president, enough credit,” Robinson admitted.

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