(POLITICO) — It may seem like President Obama has a big ego, but the first lady says that isn’t the case.

“You know, Barack doesn’t have a big ego,” Michelle Obama said in an excerpt from an interview with CNN that aired Tuesday.

“You see this in, you know, how he leads the country,” the first lady said, staying on message in an interview taped weeks ago to air before debate coverage. “I mean, he is very open to other people’s opinions. And he’s always willing to compromise and he’s always, always listening. So that would kind of be the last thing that I would think of when I talk about my husband is big ego. Bcause he just doesn’t have that. So it’s not much to check.”

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