Michelle Obama, the former first lady, kept up the string of classless attacks against the Trumps that she and her husband, Barack Obama, have become known for, ripping over the weekend the current commander-in-chief’s inaugural crowd in January 2017 as one that was “not reflective of the country.”
In our view, it’s a bit strange going with the “America is racist” argument — when many people in that same crowd accepted Obama as their president prior to that for eight years.
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Still, the woman who was never proud of her country until her own husband was elected painted the entire inauguration crowd in 2017 with a broad brush.
She complained that she had to sit there in that supposedly non-diverse crowd and just take it.
“And then we had to meet the Trumps,” Michelle Obama told CNN’s Gayle King at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. “That day was very emotional — and then to sit at that inauguration and to look around at a crowd that was not reflective of the country …”
Michelle Obama said the night before Donald Trump’s inauguration was “very emotional.”
I agree, the night before the inauguration was emotional …
Americans were extremely happy!
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) July 7, 2019
“I had to sit in that audience, one of a handful of people of color, and then listen to that speech,” she lamented. “All that I had sort of held onto for eight years, watching my husband get raked over the coals, feeling like we had to do everything perfectly … By the time I got on that plane, it was [a] release of eight years of having to try to show up, as we all know we have to do, not only perfectly but a little bit better than perfect to even be considered equal.”
She spent eight years in the White House with her husband. And she is still complaining that they’re not considered equal.
What exactly was she trying to do perfectly, anyway?
Whether it was hosting “The Biggest Loser” or running potato sack races at the White House, whether it was embarrassing herself while Barack Obama took selfies at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela or executing her school lunch policies — which left kids hungry and had the schools losing money at epic rates — Michelle Obama was light years away from being perfect.
Always about race. This isn’t the first time the former first lady has admitted to being very emotional after seeing Trump take the White House.
She previously claimed to have “sobbed for 30 minutes.”
She also claimed she was thinking “Bye, Felicia!” as she and Barack Obama boarded Air Force One.
Jimmy Fallon: This is after the Trump inauguration … you waving from Air Force One. Can you just walk me through …
Michelle Obama: Bye, Felicia!
Michelle is a queen. https://t.co/PgH7j9IDEv
— Tufayel Ahmed (@tufayel) December 19, 2018
Previously, the former first lady claimed the hardest part about her eight years in the White House wasn’t trying to be perfect — it was all those racist Americans.
After “working really hard for this country,” she claimed there were still people “who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color.”
It must be an awful thing, in our view, to be so ignorant about your own flaws that you believe the only possible reason someone could dislike you politically is that they’re racist.
That entire mindset seems, in fact … well, racist.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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