Michelle Obama shared with "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts some important advice that she would give her pre-white house…
Michelle Obama shared with “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts some important advice that she would give her pre-white house herself if she had the chance when the two sat down to discuss her memoir Becoming. ”
” You know the hard parts were the things I expected, “told Michelle Obama for Roberts in the exclusive interview.
“That’s going to be hard, you know? Being the first black thing will be hard.”
“So much of this country lives in isolation and we just do not know each other… There were people who did not know what a black woman was and let out. And so I knew it would be a challenge that I would have to earn my mercy ̵
1; and I experienced it on the campaign track, “she said.
It was the campaign trail that tested her self-esteem.
Robert’s heartfelt conversation with Michelle Obama on a number of subjects, including “Becoming” will fly during a special time ABC News special “Becoming Michelle: A First Lady’s Eye-Eye With Robin Roberts,” on Sunday 11 November at 9 ET.
In the summer of 2004, Barack Obama was already a rising star when asked to speak at the Democratic National Convention. By 2008, after a meteoric increase to fame, the senator announced his candidacy for president.
Michelle Obama said that although she had given him her blessing to run, she did not think he should win.
And when she saw him on the cover of the Time magazine in October 2006, headed “Why Barack Obama Could Become Next President” she looked away.
She did not even want to see it.
“I think I did what many black people were doing,” she told Roberts. “We were afraid to hope because it’s hard to believe that the country that oppressed you could be led by you, you know?”
“I mean, my grandparents, you know, lived through segregation,” she continued. “My grandfather, his grandfather was a slave, you know?” These were real memories, and they did not think the country was ready. And so, my attitude was a reflection of skepticism. “
On the campaign trail, she became insulted and her patriotism questioned.
“I write about them, you know the nasty times where people you know called me Barack’s” baby mom “, you know? Accused me of not loving my country … … told me that I was angry, she said. And I was like, “This is not me. Wait, wait people. This is not who I am. “”
Obama told Roberts that the criticism she suffered during her husband’s campaign hurt. “
” I do not think we can do each other a favor by pretending to be harmful things not hurt, “she said to Roberts.
” And that’s what I came to. … I need to own that evil. I need to talk about it. I have to put it out for myself so that I can heal it. But then, okay, do you know? I would not allow myself to feel exposed to it because there was no time to hurt that role. “
In her memo, Becoming, on Tuesday, Michelle Obama writes that she will” never forgive “President Donald Trump to challenge the legitimacy of her husband’s birth certificate.
In 2011, Donald Trump and others questioned so-called “birthers” about Barack Obama was a US citizen. In her memoir, Michelle Obama described his actions as “crazy and mediocre.” … Its underlying bigotry and xenophobia are hardly hidden. But it was also dangerous, meant to stir up the nuts and kooks. “
In audio from the book, exclusively obtained by ABC News, Michelle Obama wonder:” What happens if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What happens if that person was looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his high and ruthless innuendos, put the safety of my family at risk. And for that I would never forgive him. “
President Trump responded to Michelle Obama’s comments on him in his book and pointed to the finger of former President Barack Obama.
” She had paid a lot of money to write a book and they always expect a little controversy “says Trump to reporters.” I’ll give you some controversy back, I’ll never forgive [President Barack Obama] for what he did for our US military. It was depleted, and I had to fix it. “
” What he did for our military made the country very insecure for you and you and you, “says Trump.
Michelle Obama also writes about her reaction to Trump to become elected president and her thoughts while watching his inauguration and wrote: “I’m always wondering what led so many women to reject in particular an exceptionally qualified female candidate and instead choose a misogynist as their president.”
“It’s amazing for me that we still have to tell for people about the importance of voting, “said Obama to Roberts.
Tune in to Primetime ABC News Exclusive Special” Become Michelle: A First Women’s Trip With Robin Roberts “on Sunday, November 11 at 21.00 ET.