President Obama was caught on a hot mic today, revealing the true reason he has quit smoking…  his wife.

Via AJC:

President Obama had a “hot mic moment” Monday at the U.N., and unlike a widely-circulated rumor about Obama hating the 4th of July, this one is actually true.

OBAMA: “I hope you’ve quit smoking.”

MAINA KIAI: “Sometimes.”

OBAMA: “No, no, I haven’t had a cigarette probably in six years. That’s because I’m scared of my wife.”

Obama was speaking to Maina Kiai, a U.N. human rights Special Rapporteur. And as with all great candid comments, he likely didn’t know he was being recorded.

President Obama better hope Michelle believes him when he says didn’t know he was being recorded.  Otherwise, he’s going to have his ass beat when he gets home.