MICHELLE OBAMA TARGETS TRUMP’S ‘BIGOTRY’
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.