Michelle Obama: I’ll ‘Never Forgive’ Trump For ‘Crazy and Mean-Spirited’ Birther Conspiracy
Excerpts from Michelle Obama‘s new book indicate that the former first lady is about to take aim at Donald Trump, especially for his conspiracy-mongering that her husband was an illegitimate president.
Washington Post obtained a first look at Obama’s memoir Becoming, in which, she uses some of the most direct, scathing rebukes of Trump she has ever put forward. One portion shows Obama really digging into Trump for his years of claiming that her husband was not born in America and, therefore, ineligible to be president.
“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. And for this I’d never forgive him.”
Obama also took shots at Trump for how he treats people, recalling how her “body buzzed with fury” when she first heard him bragging about grabbing women in his Access Hollywood video.
“It was an expression of hatred that had generally been kept out of polite company, but still lived in the marrow of our supposedly enlightened society — alive and accepted enough that someone like Donald Trump could afford to be cavalier about it.”
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