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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.”

Episode 45: A New Hope

I couldn’t disagree more.

Speaking to talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Mrs Obama said America’s outlook had changed since Donald Trump won November’s election.

“Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like,” she said.

Look, I didn’t support Trump either, but the evidence directly contradicts her contention. Everything I see shows that people are much more hopeful, upbeat, and optimistic since the election. We see it in the markets. We see it in consumer confidence. We see it in employment indicators. I’ll concede that the bitter liberals that the Obamas hang out with are not hopeful, but the majority of Americans seem to be more hopeful that they were before the election.

Michelle Obama Repeatedly Mispronounces Candidate’s Name

It could happen to anyone, but that doesn’t make it any less funny.

Speaking at an event for Iowa Senate candidate Bruce Braley, the first lady mispronounced the Democratic hopeful’s name not once, not twice, but seven times in front of a crowd of supporters.

“I’m very excited to be here to support your next Senator from Iowa, our friend Bruce Bailey,” the first lady said commencing her speech on Friday.

“Iowa, if you want a leader that shares your values and will stand up for your families out in Washington, then you need to elect Bruce Bailey to the U.S. Senate,” she said again a few sentences later.

Obama continued to mispronounce the Braley’s name five more times until she was interrupted by an audience member, who made her aware of her continued slip-up.

“Braley?” she asked, looking quizzical. “What did I say? I’m losing it,” she laughed. “I’m getting old.”

 

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