Michelle Obama Addresses Book Portraying Her as an Angry Black Woman

Michelle Obama refutes ‘angry woman’ portrayal in a recent CBS interview with Gayle King.
Michelle Obama’s interview with Gayle King

On an interview with Gayle King, Michelle Obama dismissed Jodi Kantor’s book The Obamas which portrays her as an angry black woman.

Michelle Obama clarified that she has not read the book written by former New York Times Reporter, Jodi Kantor, which portrays her as a behind-the-scenes forceful power in the Obama administration. The book also depicts the first lady as a power player who is often at logger-heads with her husband’s advisors.

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“I never read these books.  I’ve just gotten in the habit of not reading other people’s impressions of people,” Michelle Obama told Gayle King during the CBN News interview. She also denied accusations that claimed she is unhappy in the white house. “I love this job,” she said and added that it has “been a privilege” working for the white house.

She addressed the ‘angry woman’ portrayal saying, “My hope is that over time people get to know me. And they get to judge me for me. That’s why I don’t read these books. Because, you know, it’s a game in so many ways… Who can write about how I feel? Who? What third person can tell me how I feel? Or anybody for that matter.”

Michelle Obama also said that she was not aware of the 2010 incident, detailing advisor Robert Gibbs losing his temper and hurling profanities at her.  “Robert Gibbs is a trusted adviser. He’s been a good friend and remains so. I’m sure that we could go day-to-day and find things people wish they didn’t say to each other or said. People stumble. People make mistakes.”

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