Barack Obama on Michelle's new style: 'I love her bangs'

WASHINGTON (AP) - US President Barack Obama has given his opinion on what he called the most significant event of inaugural weekend: his wife's new haircut.

Said Mr Obama: "I love her bangs. She looks good. She always looks good."

First lady Michelle Obama unveiled the new do in a White House photo released last Thursday, her 49th birthday.

And it has been the talk of the town - and social media - ever since.

Mr Obama made the comments on Sunday night at a reception in Washington, where he thanked his many donors for their support.

He and the First Lady have a full day of events on Monday marking the start of his second term.