Claim: Mitt Romney said Michelle Obama should be called the “First Woman,” not the “First Lady.”
Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2015]
Did Mitt Romney make the statement noted below on the Laura Ingraham show on 1/12/14. Was this the exact statement made? Was it taken out of context? or…?
“It’s false advertising to call Mrs. Obama the First Lady. First Woman, maybe, but certainly not a lady. Ann Romney is an actual lady.”
The image alleges Romney made the displayed comment about referring to Michelle Obama as the “First Woman” rather than the “First Lady” during an appearance on the Laura Ingraham Show on
Furthermore, the “Stop the World” Facebook group has garnered a reputation for attributing fictitious quotes to conservative politicians. On
While the Facebook page does not contain a disclaimer labeling it a satirical site, it is clear “Stop the World, The Teabaggers Want Off” should not be considered a trusted source of political information.
Last updated: 14 January 2015