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Trump pushes back at Michelle Obama

Trump pushes back at Michelle Obama

The former first lady writes in her new memoir that she will never forgive Trump for his role in promoting the "birther" conspiracy theory that falsely claimed that her husband was not born in the United States. "Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family's safety at risk", she wrote.

"The whole [birther] thing was insane and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed".

"I realized that as I was 34 and 35, we had to do IVF", she said in excerpts from an ABC special set to air Sunday. She said she would "never forgive" Trump for advocating the crypto-racist "birtherism" claims that her husband was not born in the US. "But it was also unsafe, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks", Obama reportedly writes.

'It was depleted. Everything was old and exhausted and I came in and I had to fix it and I'm in the process of spending tremendous amounts of money.

Mrs Obama writes openly about everything from growing up in Chicago to confronting racism in public life to her amazement at becoming America's first black first lady. She went on to express her surprise that the American people would elect a "misogynist" over "an exceptionally qualified female candidate".

Obama, according to the Post, reportedly "felt, at times, bullied, stereotyped and underserved - particularly during her husband's 2008 campaign" when her critics tried to write her off as "angry or unbecoming".

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She also slammed him for bragging about sexually assaulting women, as a 2005 Access Hollywood tape, released before the 2016 election, suggests.

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She writes that when she finally allowed him to kiss her, "this unusual mix-of-everything-man" set off a "toppling blast of lust, gratitude, fulfilment, wonder".

Many simply took aim at the former first couple.

"Becoming" is part of a joint book deal with former president Barack Obama, whose memoir is expected next year, that is believed worth tens of millions of dollars. "I love the honesty and the humor and the beauty with which she addressed the romance of her marriage and the tribulations of her marriage and motherhood, and all of those things that we as women all can relate to".