A tale of two first ladies, one of them a tragedy of her own making

A tale of two first ladies, one of them a tragedy of her own making

Melania Trump, in an interview with CNN during her and President Trump’s recent trip to Asia, said it’s an “honor” to serve as first lady.

“It’s my honor to be a first lady of the United States,” she declared, adding:

It was a very busy year and we love to live in Washington. We have a very busy life. It’s exciting as well. And I’m looking forward to work on behalf of the children.

Compare and contrast that response with former First Lady Michelle Obama, who perpetually complained about having to serve the country.

On the campaign trail in 2012, both Mrs. Obama and the president whined that the First Lady of the United States is not a paid gig.

“I gotta say that First Ladies right now don’t [get paid], even though that’s a tough job!” the former president said at a campaign stop in Colorado.

Mrs. Obama also recently complained that she had a tough time dealing with being first lady because she had to endure racism.

“Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color,” she said.

Then, of course, there was the time she compared living in the White House – the People’s House – to being confined in a prison.

“There are prisonlike elements, but it’s a really nice prison,” she said during a White House event in 2013.

“You can’t complain,” she added between complaints. “There are confining elements.”

A 2008 book quoted her as saying that  “she couldn’t wait to leave the White House.” “It’s hell,” she reportedly said. “I can’t stand it!”

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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