In her upcoming memoir, “Becoming,” former first lady Michelle Obama shares how she was furious over President Donald Trump’s presidential victory and bashes women for voting for a “misogynist.”
Obama claims in her new book that she thought the president was “grandstanding” when he said he was going to run for president — adding that she tried to “block it all out” when he won, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
When Trump defeated former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Obama claimed that she was shocked so many women voted for a “misogynist” over “exceptionally qualified” Clinton.
At an election debate between Trump and Clinton, Obama seemed to think that Trump used body language to “stalk” Clinton and “diminish her presence.”
Trump’s message, according to Obama, is written in darkened print in her book, “I can hurt you and get away with it.”
Despite Obama’s claim that Clinton is “exceptionally qualified,” the former Democrat candidate has faced her share of scandals, including when she was investigated for using a private email account while secretary of state.
She was investigated — submitting 55,000 pages of emails — on the way she handled classified information with the private email server, which was called a violation of federal requirements and a serious breach, The New York Times reported.
Obama criticized women supporting Trump
During the 2016 presidential election, Clinton received 54 percent of women voters nationally, while Trump received 41 percent of the women voters’ support, according to The Washington Post.
The former first lady previously shared at The United State of Women Summit that she was “concerned” for women who voted for Trump and criticized “how we think.”
“In light of this last election, I’m concerned about us as women and how we think,” Obama said.
“What is going on in our heads where we let that happen, you know?”
She then called Clinton “the most qualified woman” and claimed that women voting for Trump, “says something about where we are.”
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Obama’s book, which includes other sections that set out to try to tear apart Trump, is set to release on Tuesday.