Michelle Obama Blasts Donald Trump In "Becoming"

Michelle Obama calls Donald Trump out in her upcoming memoir. In “Becoming” – which hits stores on Tuesday – she covers everything from growing up in Chicago to confronting racism in public life. She also talks about the early days of being married to Barack Obama and how his political career affected their relationship. 

But Michelle saved some of her best stuff for the current White House occupant. She says she thought Trump was just grandstanding when he announced his presidential bid in 2015. And when he actually won the election, she was shocked and tried to “block it all out.” 

The former First Lady couldn’t believe how many women chose a “misogynist” over the “exceptionally qualified” Hillary Clinton. She accused Trump of using body language to intimidate Clinton during one of their debates. The way he followed her around the stage was his way of “trying to diminish her presence” and sending the message, “I can hurt you and get away with it.” She also shared how her body “buzzed with fury” after seeing the now infamous footage from “Access Hollywood.”

Michelle went on to denounce Trump’s “birther” campaign that questioned her husband’s citizenship, calling it bigoted and dangerous, “deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks.”

Source: The Associated Press

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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