Michelle Obama has a new book coming out in another effort to cash in on the presidency. The Clintons are the gold standard for raking in the cash post-presidency and they did it with such arrogance.
No doubts the Obama’s have their eyes set on a similar prize.
That said, Trump and past GOP presidents also have found ways to make money during and after serving and we hope the Obama’s follow those models rather than the Clintons.
“The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed,” reads an excerpt, according to the report.
“But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks. What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”
From USA Today: “Becoming” will be released Tuesday, but the Associated Press purchased an early copy. The former first lady will kick off a 10-city book tour the day of the memoir’s release, opening in her hometown of Chicago at the United Center in an event moderated by Oprah Winfrey.
Obama specifically rips Trump for his behavior toward women. She denounces him over the infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape, which was released weeks before the 2016 election, in which he bragged about sexually assaulting women.
She also criticizes him for his debate behavior toward 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. She refers to Trump trying to “stalk” Clinton by following her around the stage and “trying to diminish her presence,” the AP says.
Obama infers Trump’s message, which she conveys in darkened print: “I can hurt you and get away with it.”
“Becoming” is the product of a joint memoir deal entered into by Michelle and Barack Obama in 2017 with publishing giant Penguin Random House. It’s reportedly worth more than $60 million. Barack Obama’s book is expected next year and the Obamas have said they will donate a significant amount to charity, including the Obama Foundation.
In May, the high-powered couple also agreed to a deal with Netflix to produce TV series and films.