The Latest: Trump brushes off Obama book complaint about him
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Michelle Obama’s new book, “Becoming” (all times local):
President Donald Trump is brushing off former first lady Michelle Obama’s claim that she can’t forgive him for campaign rhetoric that potentially put her family at risk.
Trump instead pointed to former President Barack Obama, telling reporters outside the White House on Friday, “She talked about safety. What he did to our military made this country very unsafe for you and you and you.” Trump didn’t explain what he meant.
In Mrs. Obama’s upcoming memoir, she says Trump’s rhetoric barely concealed “bigotry and xenophobia” that was “dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks.”
She writes, “Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this, I’d never forgive him.”
The Associated Press bought a copy of the book, “Becoming,” which is set for release on Tuesday.
Michelle Obama says she felt “lost and alone” after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters.
She tells ABC in an interview aired on “Good Morning America” she felt like she “failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them.” Mrs. Obama, 54, says she and former President Barack Obama “had to do IVF” to conceive Sasha and Malia, now 17 and 20.
In her memoir “Becoming,” set to come out Tuesday, the former first lady writes openly about everything from growing up in Chicago to confronting racism in public life and becoming the country’s first black first lady. She also reflects on early struggles in her marriage as Obama began his political career.