Michelle Obama blasts Donald Trump in new book, will ‘never forgive’ him


It is one of the most awaited books about USA 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 overseas. "And for this I'd never forgive him", she said. At the very end, he gave a one-sentence acknowledgement that "President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period", but offered no apology or explanation for why it had taken him five years to drop the issue.

Trump angrily responded to the former first lady Friday with an irrelevant swipe at former President Barack Obama over cuts in military spending. "We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we're broken".

"It was an expression of hatred that had generally been kept out of polite company, but still lived in the marrow of our supposedly enlightened society - alive and accepted enough that someone like Donald Trump could afford to be cavalier about it", she wrote.

"The whole [birther] thing was insane and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed", Obama wrote in her memoir, according to a Washington Post review.

"I realized that as I was 34 and 35", said Obama, now the mother of 17-year-old Sasha and 20-year-old Malia.

"I don't think anybody will be necessarily prepared to read a memoir like this - especially coming from a first lady", Rhimes told the Post, having read an advance copy of "Becoming". She says she has a "phenomenal marriage" and "we work on our marriage".

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"I felt lost and alone, and I felt like I failed because I didn't know how common miscarriages were because we don't talk about them", Obama told ABC News in an interview. "Period. Now we all want to get back to making America strong and great again".

Once Barack announced his run for president in 2007, she threw herself into what would be a bruising campaign.

Michelle also thought back to the first time she saw the infamous Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump is heard bragging about sexually assaulting women.

She expresses disbelief over how so many women would choose a "misogynist" over Hillary Clinton, "an exceptionally qualified female candidate". She writes about Mr Trump following Mrs Clinton around the stage, standing nearby and "trying to diminish her presence".

Mrs. Obama called the conspiracy "crazy and mean-spirited", and said it endangered her family.