Obama talks of shock
Former first lady Michelle Obama, pictured, blasts President Donald Trump in her new book, recalling how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to ‘‘block it all out’’. In her memoir Becoming, set to come out next week, Michelle Obama denounces the president for bragging in 2005 about sexually assaulting women. She says his comments on the infamous Access Hollywood tape meant, ‘‘I can hurt you and get away with it.’’ She also accuses Trump of using body language to ‘‘stalk’’ his 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton, during an election debate. She says Trump followed Clinton around the stage, stood too close and tried to diminish her presence.