Michelle Obama gets fencing lesson from Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

Michelle Obama got a fencing lesson from Team USA Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad at the 100 Days to Rio event held in Times Square, NYC. Now that both Michelle and Barack Obama have learned some fencing from Olympians, when do we get to see them duel? NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama wrapped up her speech to...

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