Michelle Obama will ‘never for­give’ Trump

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - World - As­so­ci­ated Press let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com ■

For­mer US first lady Michelle Obama says she can “never for­give” Don­ald Trump for ques­tion­ing her hus­band’s Amer­i­can cit­i­zen­ship, say­ing the pres­i­dent and other “birthers” put her fam­ily at risk, in her hotly an­tic­i­pated new mem­oir.

Obama also says she was sur­prised that so many Amer­i­can women voted for the “misog­y­nist” Trump over Hil­lary Clin­ton, “an ex­cep­tion­ally qual­i­fied fe­male can­di­date,” in the 2016 elec­tion.

The book, Be­com­ing, hits stores on Tues­day. Obama, 54, will head out on a multi-city arena tour to pro­mote the mem­oir, with celebrity friends like Oprah Win­frey and Reese With­er­spoon tapped to moder­ate the events.

It is one of the most awaited books about US pol­i­tics in years, and Obama does not mince words about her hus­band’s suc­ces­sor -- and his in­volve­ment in pro­mot­ing the idea that Barack Obama was born abroad.

“The whole (birther) thing was crazy and mean-spir­ited, of course, its un­der­ly­ing big­otry and xeno­pho­bia hardly con­cealed,” she writes, in ex­cerpts of the book pub­lished by ABC News and The Wash­ing­ton Post.

“But it was also dan­ger­ous, de­lib­er­ately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks,” she adds.

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