Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Michelle Obama Dismisses "Angry Black Woman" Claims of New Book
In Gayle King's first week on CBS Morning, she interviewed FLOTUS Michelle Obama, with the main focus being around the new books "The Obamas," written by New Yorker reporter Jodi Kandor. The book, which claims to give a behin-the-scenes look into White House operations, gives claim that Mrs. Obama is well connected to operations and decisions, and also details the WH tension between President Obama and his frist chief-of-staff Rahm Emmanuel.
As you can see from the interview, Michelle Obama has to dismiss some of the claims, and sets the record straight for those who may have alrady read the book. FLOTUS, who is portrayed in the book as an overly strong, vocal presence in Presidential matters, states that "it's more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman and-- you know? But that's been an image that people have tried to paint of me since the day Barack announced, that I'm some angry black woman."
Michelle Obama hasn't read the book, but expressed her feelings about others writing about her own persona. "...who can write about how I feel? Who? What third person can tell me how I feel, or anybody for that matter."
See the interview for yourself, Click here to be redirected to CBS News