Michelle Obama Speaks Candidly About Her Difference With Barack Obama

Saul Bowman
November 14, 2018

Former First Lady Michelle Obama had some harsh words for President Donald Trump in her soon-to-be-released memoir.

"I think it's the worst thing that we do to each other as women, not share the truth about our bodies and how they work and how they don't work", she added. I'll never forgive him for what he did in many different ways which I'll talk to you about in the future.

"It's incredible to me that we still have to tell people about the importance of voting", she said. Do not sit quietly, she advised. "You know that when people see your gender, your skin color, they make assumptions ... and we all know what those assumptions are".

She also urged the teens to expand their horizons, using herself as an example of how, as a youth, she pushed herself "out of my comfort zone". She said that she suffered the feeling of being a failure and acknowledge that feeling of brokenness due to this event in her life and marriage. Of course, her mom loved the trips. Obama would later joke about that moment on Ellen DeGeneres's talk show. The first one is scheduled for 13 November and will be moderated by Oprah Winfrey.

An earlier version of this article said incorrectly that Michelle Obama will be at 57th Street Books.

One of Obama's signature programs in the White House was "Reach Higher", created to assist students through the college selection process, from applications to financial aid. That price also included one copy of Becoming.

However, the former first also spoke about some heavy subjects - for example, about how she went through a miscarriage weeks after getting pregnant.


During an interview that aired Sunday with ABC's Robin Roberts, pegged to Obama's forthcoming memoir "Becoming", Roberts noted that Laura Bush had told her successor that she was there for her if she needed.

'Barack and I shook the young man's hand, snapped a few pictures, and gave our daughter a hug before sending them on their way, ' she went on.

Obama recalls receiving unfair criticism, based on racial stereotypes, that she was an angry Black woman.

The former occupants of the White House who have been married since 1992 have a union that has benefited from therapy. She acknowledged that she worked with collaborators, including writer Tyler Lechtenberg, whose start in the Obama world was as an Iowa field organizer.

The question I have is: Why did both wait until they were no longer living in the White House?

Michelle has continuously demonstrated the capacity to lead by example, to balance conflicting roles, to raise two strong and capable daughters, and to clearly still be in a loving marriage, despite the strain that comes with eight years of scrutiny and criticism.

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