close Video Michelle Obama takes on Trump in her new memoir ‘Becoming’ What motivated former first lady Michelle Obama to take shots at President Trump in her new book? First ladies are often much more popular than the presidents who are their husbands. The presidential wives aren’t the ones who chose to run for office or live in the spotlight, yet they carry the burden and responsibility of being in the public eye almost as much as the president. First ladies are expected to be everything to everyone, much like many modern American women. But at the same time, they are expected to effortlessly exhibit the traits of the perfect wife, perfect mother, perfect hostess, perfect advocate and perfect ambassador for our nation’s values. That can be a lot of pressure – and frankly, we all know that no one is perfect. Yet as Americans and consumers of popular culture, we choose to buy into the myth that those in the public eye, including first ladies, are somehow superhuman. Former first lady Michelle Obama’s new memoir, “Becoming,” captures the struggle to balance the public and private self. Lauded for her candor about her marriage and fertility challenges, Mrs. Obama is giving… Read full this story
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