Michelle Obama calls Donald Trump’s tactics “bigoted” and “dangerous” in a new memoir. She will discuss her new book and personal revelations in the tome during a sit-down interview with out ABC News anchor Robin Roberts in a special this weekend.
Outlets with advance copies of her new book, Becoming, say the former first lady doesn’t hold back in describing her anger at the current administration.
Obama’s body “buzzed with fury” when she first saw the Access Hollywood tape, reports NBC News. She says Trump “stalked” opponent Hillary Clinton on the debate stage, according to USA Today. And as election returns came in that Trump won the election, she tried to “block it all out.”
And she says Trump’s “birther” campaign against her husband, President Barack Obama, “deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks,” as reported by the Associated Press.
The passes all come from the memoir, which will be released on Tuesday.
Michelle Obama proved an LGBTQ ally in the White House during her husband’s eight years as commander-in-chief.
Even before her husband embraced marriage equality and other issues, Michelle Obama promised to LGBTQ groups as far back as 2008 that her husband would fight for equal rights in the White House.
In advance of her special with Roberts, ABC revealed footage of Obama also discussing stereotypes she faced in the public eye.
“I was female, black and strong, which to certain people ... translated only to ‘angry,’” Obama said. “It was another damaging cliché, one that’s been forever used to sweep minority women to the perimeter of every room.”