- The Washington Times
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Former first lady Michelle Obama took a couple shots at President Trump during a discussion with late-night comedian Stephen Colbert in London, saying America is like a troubled teenager living with “divorced dad.”

“The presidency doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are,” Mrs. Obama said at the O2 Arena on Sunday while speaking about her husband’s tenure in the White House.


Without mentioning Mr. Trump by name, the former first lady compared the U.S. under her husband’s successor to a broken family.

“We come from a broken family, we are a little unsettled,” she said, The Independent reported. “Sometimes you spend the weekend with divorced dad. That feels like fun, but then you get sick. That is what America is going through. We are living with divorced dad.”

“For anyone who had any problems with Barack Obama, let’s just think about what we were troubled by — there were never any indictments,” she joked.

Mrs. Obama also said she has to turn off the news sometimes to preserve her sanity.

“When I am not emotionally able to deal with it I turn it off for a moment,” she said. “I only let some of that stuff into my world when I’m ready. You can’t have a steady diet of fear and frustration coming in.”

“This trepidation, the anxiety, I mean it’s everywhere. It’s all over the world,” she said. 

The former first lady is in Europe promoting her bestselling autobiography, “Becoming.”


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