Michelle Obama’s Weirdly Racist Take on the Presidency

Rachel S

I wish all former White House occupants would pull a GW and quietly paint mediocre pictures on a ranch, but alas, there’s only one 43.

Instead, Michelle Obama recently made some confusing remarks about the office of the presidency during an interview with Gayle King:

Obama exclaimed that husband Barack made the presidency “look too easy,” Fox News reported.

“I guess it’s kind of like if the black guy can do it, anybody can do it — and that’s not true. It’s a hard job,” Michelle told the crowd.

Uhh. . . What?

Has anyone suggested that being president is easy? Can you point out a single person? And, if so, did that person have the same opinion before Obama’s presidency? What universe is she in??? Honestly, Michelle. Your husband was the leader of the world’s biggest superpower for nearly a decade. And his tenure was peppered with reprehensibly racist attitudes from bad people. You don’t have to make up weird, unrealistic problems that make you come across as oddly racist.

And, to point out the obvious since apparently it’s lost on the former FLOTUS, has that not been, like, the whole conversation about a different presidency? Something about how it must be easy if a reality TV star and “failed businessman” can do it? And an entire faction of the United States who’s tried to discredit everything that guy’s accomplished based on those characteristics? I’m having a hard time remembering the details. . . something about making America great again, I think. Can someone remind me?