Michelle Obama in her memoir Becoming revealed exclusive details about her personal life and marriage to Barack Obama.The former first lady revealed that both her daughters Malia and Sasha were conceived through IVF and prior to that she had gotten a miscarriage.
She said,”I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them.We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken,” she said, adding that “it’s important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen.”
The former lawyer and hospital administrator also revealed that her relationship with Barack struggled at times especially after her husband joined the state legislature leaving her at home where she was forced to administer IVF shots herself.
she told ABC “Marriage counselling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences.I know too many young couples who struggle and think that somehow there’s something wrong with them. And I want them to know that Michelle and Barack Obama who have a phenomenal marriage and who love each other we work on our marriage too.We get help with our marriage when we need it.”
Mrs Obama says she would never forgive President Trump for championing the “birther” theory that her husband was not born in the US.Trump suggested Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. but on foreign soil here in Kenya.The former president was born in Hawaii.She said she reacted in shock to Mr Trump’s presidential victory and tried to block it all out.
She added,”The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited of course its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed.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 family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”
She also accused Trump of using body language to stalk Hilary Clinton during an election debate. She writes of Trump following Clinton around the stage standing nearby and trying to diminish her presence during the debate.
Before departing the White House for Paris on Friday Trump addressed some of the quotes from Mrs Obama’s book.
He said,”Michelle Obama got paid a lot of money to write a book and they always insist you come up with controversy. I’ll give you some back.I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly.What he did to our military made this country very unsafe.”
Mrs Obama will launch her promotional tour tomorrow at Chicago’s United Center where thousands of people have already purchased tickets from just under $30 to thousands of dollars.The event will be moderated by Oprah Winfrey.