Michelle Obama Talks About “Emotional Toll” of Being First Black FLOTUS

Michelle Obama Talks About “Emotional Toll” of Being First Black FLOTUS

In a commencement address to graduates of Tuskegee University in Alabama on Saturday, Michelle Obama described the “emotional toll” of being the nation’s first black First Lady. She talked about media remarks that “kept her up at night.”

“You might remember the on-stage celebratory fist bump between me and my husband after a primary win that was referred to as a ‘terrorist fist jab,’ ” she complained. She also felt that the questions she received were ‘not typical’ of candidates’ wives: “As potentially the first African-American first lady, I was also the focus of another set of questions and speculations, conversations sometimes rooted in the fears and misperceptions of others. . .”

Seriously. This is the woman who described residing the White House as being in a “really nice prison.”

And this is the woman whose recent weekend ski trip to Aspen cost the taxpayers $57000 in flights alone. In 2014 she traveled to China ostensibly for “education,” while also having her two daughters and mother, Marian Robinson, in tow. The White House declined to report the cost of that little weeklong junket. A trip to Ireland for FLOTUS cost $5 million, the trip to the Mandela funeral for both Obamas cost $11 million, and their 2013 trip to Africa totaled over $100 million.

FLOTUS in china
Credit: ThePeoplesCube.com

Oh, it’s so tough being queen.

Needless to say, not all Americans were feeling Michelle’s pain.


Another person had a suggestion on how to deal with her massive burden.

Yes, please. Not only would poor, beleaguered Michelle’s burden be lifted, but so would the rest of the nation’s.

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  • Penny says:

    I’m so sick&tired of that bitch!! She’s the first FLOTUS to float the idea of the First Lady getting a salary!!

  • Xavier says:

    I’m thinking of a phrase containing the words heat and kitchen.

  • Joe Miller says:

    Apparently when life hands you lemons, you make Champagne.

  • Chris in N.Va. says:

    A commentator referred to FLOTUS’ personal revelations as being “deeply personal” and wonderful, etc., etc., ad nauseum.

    A “Terrible Twos” self-centered temper tantrum meltdown is also “deeply personal” but hardly something a NORMAL parent would condone, let alone exalt, in their child. Instead, a little “attitude adjustment” is the normal response, to “train up a child” into functional adulthood.

    Oops, I see my mistake, assuming that “functional adulthood” is the goal of the First Wookie and the rest of her kith and kin.

    Grow up, snowflake dearest. You’ve had a MUCH more “privileged” and greased-skids life than 90+% of the American population.


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