After eight years of living in the White House, it seems conservatives were not the only ones ready to see former First Lady Michelle Obama leave.
According to Business mogul Richard Branson’s new autobiography, Obama said two words which is rather telling of how she really felt living in the nation’s presidential estate.
Per Daily Mail:
When former President Barack Obama finished his term in the White House last January, his wife and First Lady, Michelle, exclaimed ‘We’re free’, according to Richard Branson’s new autobiography.
The former US leaders traveled down to the billionaire Virgin executive’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands shortly after Obama handed the White House over to President Donald Trump.
Upon greeting Branson on the Caribbean island, Michelle Obama told him, ‘We’re free’, and told his staff to call her and her husband by their first names rather than their formal title
The former First Lady seemed to have a number of complaints living in the presidential quarters:
‘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.’
The couple spent eight years in the White House as Obama served as the 44th US president.
Mrs Obama said that the biggest challenge was raising two young daughters, Sasha and Malia, ‘under the glare of one of the harshest and biggest lights’.
She shared her daughters’ schooling presented other difficulties:
She told those present how she and the former president Barack Obama would go to parent-teacher conferences with a 20-car presidential motorcade in tow.
As the world’s most famous parents they would often be asked to take photos in the school stands at sporting events.
Meanwhile their daughter’s would require Secret Service protection at proms and even first dates.
Obama reportedly spoke ill of her successor:
When Mrs Obama was asked how she views the world ‘right now,’ she didn’t answer with words but rather cringed and groaned before remarking, ‘I don’t have much of a poker voice.’
Although she never once mentioned Donald Trump by name, she admitted that ‘things were tough right now’.
We are looking at two different administrations,’ she said, referring to her husband’s administration versus President Trump’s. ‘One administration was built on hope, while the other administration leads with fear’, she said.
Mrs Obama said she ‘continues to be hopeful’ that the political climate will improve.