Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama opined in her new book, Becoming, that she just couldn’t force a smile during President Trump’s inauguration. Obama revealed during an ABC interview that she knew her lack of a smile wasn’t good politics. Nevertheless, “I made my own optic adjustment. I stopped even trying to smile.” The reason for her dour expression? Apparently Donald Trump had incited “violence” against her family for pointing out how unabashedly liberal her husband is. Welcome to politics, Michelle.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Former first lady Michelle Obama was unable to fake a happy face during President Trump’s inauguration, she writes in her new book.
“Someone from Barack’s administration might have said that the optics there were bad, that what the public saw didn’t reflect the President’s reality or ideals, but in this case, maybe it did,” Obama said in audio of the book, released by ABC News. “Realizing it, I made my own optic adjustment. I stopped even trying to smile.”
“I stopped even trying to smile,” @MichelleObama shares what she was feeling during President Trump’s 2017 Presidential Inauguration. #MichelleObama #Michellehttps://t.co/GG1GiLxNVX pic.twitter.com/iBq38HR5hv
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 12, 2018
Obama discusses her dislike of her husband’s successor in her forthcoming memoir, “Becoming,” which is set to be released Tuesday.
She said she would “never forgive” Trump for questioning the legitimacy of her husband’s birth certificate because it put her family’s safety at risk, the Washington Post reported Thursday.