Obama talks of shock

The Southland Times - - World -

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.

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