MICHELLE OBAMA TAR­GETS TRUMP’S ‘BIG­OTRY’

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Michelle Obama says she felt alone af­ter a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama un­der­went fer­til­ity treat­ments to con­ceive their two daugh­ters, ac­cord­ing to her up­com­ing mem­oir. The for­mer first lady also lets her fury fly over Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s “big­otry and xeno­pho­bia” — dan­ger­ous, de­lib­er­ate rhetoric, she wrote, that risked her fam­ily’s safety. “For this,” she writes, “I’d never for­give him.” But it’s her deeply per­sonal ac­count of her mar­riage to the fu­ture pres­i­dent that shed new light on the cou­ple’s early strug­gle.

“We were try­ing to get preg­nant and it wasn’t go­ing well,” Mrs. Obama, 54, writes. “We had one preg­nancy test come back pos­i­tive, which caused us both to for­get ev­ery worry and swoon with joy, but a cou­ple of weeks later I had a miscarriage, which left me phys­i­cally un­com­fort­able and cratered any op­ti­mism we felt.” The Obamas opted for IVF. Mrs. Obama writes of be­ing alone to ad­min­is­ter her­self shots to help has­ten the process. Her “sweet, at­ten­tive hus­band” was at the state leg­is­la­ture.

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