Michelle Obama slams Trump in new book

The Borneo Post - - WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON: 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. — AFP

MICHELLE OBAMA

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