First Lady Rejects ‘Angry Black Woman’ Image

January 13th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Washington, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US First Lady Michelle Obama says America should judge her for who she is. Michelle was on CBS’ This Morning show on Thursday where she also spoke about a new book. She discredited some of the remarks that the book makes about her saying she was never given the opportunity to express her views in the book.

The book, The Obamas which was released recently, claims that Michelle clashed with several top advisers of the President. The book in particular named former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former Press Secretary Robert Gibbs as some of the two top advisers who clashed with the First Lady.

Michelle denied the claims by the book stating that, “I guess it’s more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here… but that’s been an image that people have tried to paint of me since the day Barack announced (his bid for the presidency), that I’m some angry black woman… Rahm is - and Amy, his wife - are some of our dearest friends.”

The book was written by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor. The author claim that she interviewed about 30 people who had worked with the administration before. Interesting enough, the author admitted that she never interviewed the President and the First Lady.

Barack Obama became the first black President in the history of the United States. He is seeking re-election in the 2012 race.

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