Former President Obama and his wife Michelle are apparently loving their post-presidential lives. After failing for 8 years straight, it’s hardly a surprise they feel more comfortable outside the White House.
During the Obama years, it became evident that neither of them particularly liked the position. It seemed as if they thought it was beneath them, that they didn’t even like America to begin with. Remember that Michelle said she was never proud of her country until her inexperienced husband became its leader. While they reveled in the power and prestige the presidency gave them, the responsibilities that went with it…not so much.
No that they’ve started the next chapter of their lives, we’re starting to get some interesting details about the Obama’s and how they perceived their time in the White House.
As reported at the Daily Mail, billionaire Richard Branson has revealed in his new autobiography that upon arriving at his private island after leaving the White House, Michelle Obama exclaimed, “We’re free!”
It’s so nice to have my name back after eight years“, Branson recalled Michelle Obama saying in his new book. Since her husband left office, Michelle’s had a lot of things to say about her time as First Lady, most of them negative.
Last month at a tech conference in Salt Lake City, Michelle whined about the “difficulties” of presidential life.
“It’s like being shot out of a cannon while drinking from a fire hydrant blind,” she explained as she told of how she got used to her new way of living. “You have to tell The White House what kind of toilet paper you like. You don’t know where your forks are.”
She told conference-goers how she and Barack would go to parent-teacher conferences with a 20-car presidential motorcade in tow, and how they’d always be asked to take pictures at her kids’ school events. She also griped about how her daughters had to have Secret Service protection, even at prom.
Michelle’s had few good things to say about her time in the White House. I guess she’s forgotten that Barack’s presidency has guaranteed that her family for generations to come will have immeasurable wealth and connections that few on earth have. It’s made them rich, and opened doors for them that were impossible to access before. It’d be nice if she expressed a little more gratitude for all she and her family has been given.
Source: Daily Mail