In the book, Obama reportedly chastised Trump for promoting what she called the “dangerous” birther conspiracy that she said jeopardized her familys safety.
“The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed,” Obama wrote, according to a Washington Post review. “But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks.”
The book, which is set to release on November 13, details the her early life in Chicago all the way through to her time as First Lady, and includes her feelings of shock and disbelief following Trumps election in 2016.
For years, even prior to the 2012 US presidential election, Trump advocated the racist conspiracy theory that questioned the authenticity of President Barack Obamas birth certificate and his citizenship.
“He doesnt have a birth certificate, or if he does, theres something on that certificate that is very bad for him,” Trump said during an interview with the Fox News host Laura Ingraham in 2011.
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“What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington?” she said, according to The Post. “What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my familys safety at risk. And for this Id never forgive him.”
Obama released his longform birth certificate in 2011, though it was not until September 2016 when Trump relented and acknowledged Obama was born in the US.
In her memoir, former US First Lady Michelle Obama has ripped President Trumps spreading of the “birther” conspiracy theory against her husband Barack Obama.
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“President Barack Obama was born in the United States,” Trump said during a press conference at the time. “Period. Now we all want to get back to making America strong and great again.”
“The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed,” the former First Lady wrote.
Id never forgive President Donald Trump for birther conspiracy: Former US First Lady Michelle Obama
He went on, however, to falsely blame his Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, for promoting the conspiracy theory.
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy,” Trump added. “I finished it. I finished it. You know what I mean.”
Former first lady Michelle Obama 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 Tuesday, Michelle Obama denounces the president for bragging in 2005 about grabbing women by the p***y.
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She remembers how her body buzzed with fury after seeing the infamous Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump brags about sexually assaulting women.
She also blasts Trumps birther campaign questioning her husbands citizenship, calling it bigoted and dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks.
And she 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.
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama is appearing in a talk to be held in London on December 3. Ten of thousands people tried to get tickets for the event but disappointed after waiting in long queues.
Trumps message, according to Obama, in words which appear in the book in darkened print: I can hurt you and get away with it.
“The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks,” Obama writes in the book, according to the Post. “What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my familys safety at risk. And for this Id never forgive him.”
Obama writes that she assumed Trump was grandstanding when he announced his presidential run in 2015. She expresses disbelief over how so many women would choose a misogynist over Hillary Clinton, an exceptionally qualified female candidate.
The 426-page book is divided into three sections, the Post reports: Becoming Me, Becoming Us and Becoming More. The first discusses her upbringing in Chicago and explores issues of race, class and education. The second recounts her romance and relationship with Barack Obama, and the final section focuses on their lives in politics and under the public eye.
In shock: Michelle Obama says in her new memoir that she tried to block it all out when she learned her husband would be succeeded by Donald Trump. She and Barack Obama first met the Trumps in November 2016 after his election victory and again on his inauguration
Notorious: The 2005 p***y tape saw Trump brag to then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush: When youre a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab em by the pussy. You can do anything.
The attack on Trump comes after her husband used the campaign trail to criticize his successor in a way not seen by a former president in post-war politics.
The only known meetings between Trump and Michelle Obama were just after the election and on the day the Obamas left the White House and welcomed Donald and Melania Trump to it before he was sworn in as the 46th president.
She first met Trump at the White House when he and Melania went there just after his election win in November 2016, but the meeting appears to have been brief.
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Michelle had tea with Melania Trump and the two discussed raising children at the White House, with the then-First Lady giving her successor a tour of the East Wing.
Washington: In her memoir, former US First Lady Michelle Obama has ripped President Trumps spreading of the “birther” conspiracy theory against her husband Barack Obama. In excerpts from her memoir “Becoming”, Michelle Obama has said he she would “never forgive” Trump for the “xenophobic” claims that her husband was not actually born in America, reports The Hill magazine.
The book is set to be a publishing phenomenon and was part of a joint deal with her husband which earned them a reputed $65 million advance. His memoirs are due out next year.
Other criticism in the book was aimed at Trumps comments about women on the now-infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, as well as his conduct during debates with his 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton. Michelle Obama plans to launch a 10-city book tour that is scheduled to kick off on November 13 in her hometown of Chicago.
Stalking: Michelle Obama says that Donald Trump was trying to use body language to intimidate Hillary Clinton at the second of their presidentila debates
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Obama writes openly about everything from growing up in Chicago to confronting racism in public life to her amazement at becoming the countrys first black first lady.
“The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed,” the former First Lady wrote. “But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks.
Michelle Obama says she will never forgive Trump for putting her familys safety at risk
She also reflects on early struggles in her marriage to Barack Obama as he began his political career and was often away.
Michelle Obama: Id never forgive Trump for birther conspiracy | TheHill
She writes that they met with a counselor a handful of times, and she came to realize that she was more in charge of her happiness than she had realized. This was my pivot point, Obama explains. My moment of self-arrest.
She writes lovingly of her family and gives a detailed account of her courtship with her future husband, whom she met when both were at the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin LLP; she was initially his adviser. Secretaries claimed he was both brilliant and cute, although Michelle Obama was skeptical, writing that white people went bonkers any time you put a suit on a half-intelligent black man. She also thought his picture had a whiff of geekiness.
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But she was more than impressed after meeting him, by his rich, even sexy baritone and by his strange, stirring combination of serenity and power. This strange mix-of-everything-man, when she finally let him kiss her, set off a toppling blast of lust, gratitude, fulfillment, wonder.
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The rollout of the book will see a prime timFe special on ABC this weekend which will include a pit stop at her childhood home.
Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts revealed on-air last week that she had been in Chicago with Obama the previous day, filming for the special, Becoming Michelle: A First Ladys Journey with Robin Roberts, which is scheduled to air November 11 on ABC.
Robins said that while they were in the Windy City Thursday, they stopped at Obamas childhood home on the South Side of Chicago.
In a short clip, the pair can be seen standing outside the South Euclid Avenue home that Obama, her older brother Craig, and her parents lived in while she was growing up.
The family lived in a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment that didnt have air conditioning at the time, according to the Chicago Tribune.
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Robins also said that she and Obama stopped at Obamas high school to surprise some of the students there with free tickets to her book tour, noting that Obama will be donating 10 per cent of her book tour ticket sales to local and community organizations and schools.
Michelle Obama blasts Trump in new book | TheHill
The ABC special is part of the promotion for Obamas memoir, Becoming, which hits bookshelves on November 13.
Then, that night, Obama will be joined by Oprah Winfrey at Chicagos United Center for the kickoff event in the former First Ladys book tour. Obama will spend about five weeks touring the country, speaking to fans at major venues including Brooklyns Barclays Center, Denvers Pepsi Center and Dallas American Airlines Center.