Michelle Obama is Sad

I have no doubt that she is. And many people who have had their lives disrupted feel the same way or worse. But this is yet another example of an American Elite who is utterly tone deaf. It reminds me of how the celebrities were putting out videos of how “we are all in this together” and how staying at home sucks… from their 24,000 sq. ft. mansions.

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama has said she is suffering from “low-grade depression” because of the pandemic, racial injustice and the “hypocrisy” of the Trump administration.

She said managing “emotional highs and lows” required “knowing yourself” and “the things that do bring you joy”.

Mrs Obama said she has had difficulties with her exercise routine and sleep.

“I’m waking up in the middle of the night because I’m worrying about something or there’s a heaviness.”

She made the comments during the second episode of her eponymous podcast, for which she was interviewing US journalist Michele Norris.

“These are not, they are not fulfilling times, spiritually,” Mrs Obama said. “I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression.

“Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife, and just seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it, day in and day out, is dispiriting.”