Michelle Obama has revealed she tried to “block it all out” in shock when she learned that Donald Trump was to replace her husband in the White House, the Associated Press reports, citing her memoir 'Becoming'. The agency purchased an early copy of the book, due to be released next week, which the publisher described as a “deeply personal reckoning”.
However, along with her confessions regarding the details of her marriage to the former president, she was critical of Donald Trump, who replaced Barack Obama in the Oval Office. She said she would “never forgive” Trump for advocating the crypto-racist “birtherism” claims that her husband was not born in the US.
“The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks. 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,” she wrote.
She also slammed him for bragging about sexually assaulting women, as a 2005 Access Hollywood tape, released before the 2016 election, suggests. His behavior during the debates against his rival candidate Hillary Clinton also met with her disdain. She summed up his non-verbal message as "I can hurt you and get away with it," as she accused him of trying to stalk Clinton around the stage and “diminish her presence."
In her memoir, the former first lady also revealed that she had to deal with racist comments as well as rocky times during her marriage to Barack Obama, who was often away in the course of his career, so they had to see a marriage counselor.
The revelations heated up debates ahead of the book's presentation, which is slated to be hosted by Oprah Winfrey and set Ms. Obama's book tour in motion. While many lined up for the tickets to these events with touts re-selling them for thousands of dollars, the highlights received a mixed response on Twitter.
Some accused Michelle Obama of hypocrisy.
Michelle Obama says she'll never forgive Trump over birther conspiracy: memoirhttps://t.co/GS0I10meCE— brian (@RagnarsMission) 9 ноября 2018 г.
And yet Hillary Clinton is forgiven despite her staffers starting this “rumor” during the 2008 primaries.
Hypocrite much Michelle?
Others just trashed her memoir as a waste of trees.
Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book https://t.co/jx2L69jnpf What a waste of perfectly good trees.— Bill Powers (@BillPowers9) 9 ноября 2018 г.
Michelle Obama's book: racism, egoism, racism, arrogance, racism, gender-itis, rage, racism and a huge sense of self-importance https://t.co/xTJCWqrCRU Did I mention racism?— suzyrice (@suzy_rice) 9 ноября 2018 г.
I'm watching the news and I guess some woman, Michelle Obama, wrote a book. Why is that news worthy? Do I care about her views on the current president? Do I care how she had her kids?— howard Lawrence (@emsdad19981) 9 ноября 2018 г.
Many simply took aim at the former first couple.
Best day ever, second only to watching them leaving the WH for the last time.— Tempered by Fire (@FCFD83) 9 ноября 2018 г.
Somebody had to replace him. He was buddies with crooked Hillary and ran the economy into the dirt!! Someone should slam you!— Cndymorr360 (@CindyMi45746549) 9 ноября 2018 г.