Michelle Obama Talks Miscarriage, Couple’s Counseling With Barack & Why She’ll “Never Forgive” Trump
In promotion for her upcoming book Becoming, forever First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with Robin Roberts to discuss some of the elements of her life she included in the memoir. During the prime-time special, set to air this Sunday (Nov. 11) at 9 p.m. EST, Obama spoke about everything from her struggle to have children, to working on her marriage to former President Barack Obama and her loathing of the political sphere and why she’ll never forgive Donald Trump.
Take a look at some of the highlights below.
“I felt lost and alone and I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them. We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken. So that’s one of the reasons why I think it’s important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen and the biological clock is real because egg production is limited. And I realized that as I was 34 and 35. We had to do IVF. I think it’s the worst thing we do to each other as women not share the truth about our bodies and how they work and how they don’t work.”
During the interview, Robin Roberts revealed that Mrs. Obama wrote about her and Barack’s decision to seek counseling when their hectic schedules started to take a toll on their relationship. She asked her why she decided to share something so personal.
Obama said, “For those young people out there who think that marriage is supposed to be easy. Marriage counseling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences. What I learned about myself was that my happiness was up to me. I started working out more. I started asking for help, not just from him but from other people. I stopped feeling guilty. It’s important for me to take care of myself. That’s not on Barack. I know too many young couples who struggle and think that somehow there’s something wrong with them. And I want them to know that Michelle and Barack Obama, who have a phenomenal marriage and who love each other, we work on our marriage. And we get help with our marriage when we need it.”
Given all the work she’s put into building, preserving and protecting her family, Michelle Obama doesn’t take kindly to anyone threatening that—including our current President Donald Trump. Throughout President Obama’s tenure and during his own campaign, Donald Trump made claims about Obama being born in Kenya. He also relied on stereotypes and fear by insinuating that he was not only a Muslim but one with links to terrorist organizations.
In her memoir, she writes:
“What if someone with an unstable mind, loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls. Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk and for this, I’d never forgive him.”
You can watch clips from the upcoming interview in the video below.