Former US first lady Michelle Obama says she can “never forgive” Donald Trump for questioning her husband’s American citizenship, saying the president and other “birthers” put her family at risk, in her hotly anticipated new memoir, ‘becoming’.
Michelle also says she was surprised that so many American women voted for the “misogynist” Trump over Hillary Clinton, “an exceptionally qualified female candidate,” in the 2016 election.
Michelle Obama, 54, will head out on a multi-city arena tour to promote the memoir, with celebrity friends like Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon tapped to moderate the events. It is one of the most awaited books about US politics in years, and Obama does not mince words about her husband’s successor — and his involvement in promoting the idea that Barack Obama was born abroad.
“The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed,” she writes, in excerpts of the book published by ABC News and The Washington Post.
“But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks,” she adds.
“What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls?
“Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.” Michelle also said her body “buzzed with fury” after hearing the “Access Hollywood” tape on which Trump bragged about being able to grab women with impunity.
Trump did not waste time in responding.
“Michelle Obama got paid a lot of money to write a book and they always insist you come up with controversy. I’ll give you some back,” he told reporters at the White House before heading on a trip to France.
“I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly. (…) What he did to our military made this country unsafe.”
In the book, America’s first black first lady goes beyond politics, digging deep into some personal issues from a miscarriage to using in-vitro fertilisation to conceive her daughters to marriage counselling.
“I felt lost and alone, and I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them,” Obama told ABC News in an interview.
“We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken.” Fertility treatments allowed her to conceive daughters Malia, now 20, and Sasha, 17.
“It turns out that even two committed go-getters with a deep love and robust work ethic can’t will themselves into being pregnant,” she writes.
“We had to do IVF,” she told ABC, in excerpts of an interview that will air in full on Sunday. She revisits the thrill of her romance with Barack, which began when she was his advisor at a Chicago law firm, describing it as a “toppling blast of lust, gratitude, fulfillment, wonder.”
But she admits the couple on occasion turned to counselling, where they “learned how to talk out” problems. Upon Trump’s election, the Obamas faded from the spotlight for a time, retreating to their mansion in an upscale area of the US capital and refraining from overtly political statements.
That silence has now passed, with the former president campaigning actively for Democratic candidates in the run-up to the midterm elections and the former first lady speaking at get-out-the-vote rallies.
Michelle Obama will have more opportunity to speak out as her book tour, which begins in her hometown Chicago, rolls on to New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Boston and other cities.
Read Also 👇👇👇:
Michael Jackson vs Beyonce – Nigerians argue on who is a better performer
Many Nigerians have taken to Twitter to argue about who is a better performer between Michael Jackson and Beyonce. Following the release of...
Wizkid’s son entertains his mum’s birthday guests with his legwork
A video of Wizkid’s son, Boluwatife entertaining his mum’s birthday guests with his legwork has surfaced, after his mother, Shola Ogudu celebrated her birthday...
Daddy Freeze calls out Pastor who kisses female members during deliverance
Daddy Freeze who is also the leader of the ‘Free the Sheeple Movement’, has called out a Pastor who kisses female...
I once slept with a married singer i shot a video for – Pamela Odame confesses
Ghanaian model Pamela Odame Watara has revealed that she once slept with a married singer in Ghana after she starred in his...
You glow differently when you’re not hating – Churchill shades Tonto Dikeh?
Olakunle Churchill, the ex-husband to Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has taken to Instagram to share some inspiring words after he shared...
Life has passed you, if you haven’t entered plane at 40- Nigerian man says
A Nigerian man who is a graduate of of Ambrose Alli Universiry, Ekpoma, has said you have not lived if...
Pastor asks students to slap and cut him with knife during Easter Lesson
A church in Ohio has apologized after an “inappropriate” Easter lesson where the cleric in charger urged students to spit...
Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin restores church member’s manhood in church (photos)
The God of Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin has done it again as Mr Chris Muabu’s manhood erection was restored to...
Prostitute beats man over money for short time In Anambra (Photos)
Residents of Awka in Anambra state were shocked after a woman stripped to fight a young man in the capital...
Nigerian lady disgraced in public for using Android phone
In recent times, iPhone users have been discriminating against users of Android phones and the issue is real. A young...
- Celebrity Gist1 day ago
‘It is my motherf**king birthday’-Simi Screams as She Celebrates 31st Birthday, Hubby Pours Encomium On Her
- Viral News2 days ago
Police Brutality: One stabbed to death, one protester shot dead (Photos)
- Entertainment News10 hours ago
Zlatan Ibile rescued by soldiers after being beaten by rival cultists (Video)
- Viral News1 day ago
Police reveals new trick used by fraudsters to swap sim cards and empty victims bank accounts
- Viral News1 day ago
‘I feel like a sperm donor’ – Man seeks for advise
- Celebrity Gist2 days ago
Regina Daniels flaunts engagement ring in a private jet
- Entertainment News1 day ago
Founder of #SaggyBoobsMatter, Chidera, slays in braless red dress (Photos)
- Entertainment News2 days ago
Tonto Dikeh question a fan who wrote her estranged husband’s name on her post