[Ed. – Interesting to see she hasn’t grown at all since the night she declared that for the first time in her life she was proud of her country. She still sees everything through a lens of paranoia and racial grievance.]
Former First Lady Michelle Obama writes in her memoir,Becoming, that her husband’s presidency “contributed to a reactionary sense of fear and resentment” among some Americans.
Obama launched her book tour on Tuesday evening with Oprah Winfrey at Chicago’s United Center before an estimated crowd of about 14,000. Before her book tour kicked off, ABC News anchor Robin Roberts interviewed her for various segments that ran on ABC’s platforms.
“Our presence had been celebrated by millions of Americans, but it also contributed to a reactionary sense of fear and resentment among others,” Obama writes in her memoir. “The hatred was old and deep and as dangerous as ever.”
When Roberts asked Obama if the “seed of discontent” that she thinks allowed President Donald Trump to get elected stared during her husband’s presidency, the former first lady answered: “I would like to indulge the question, but it requires a level of speculation about how people are feeling and thinking that I don’t have and I think that we’re going to have to figure that out as a nation.”