A listener called into Glenn Beck’s radio program Thursday with an incredible story that contradicts First Lady Michelle Obama’s example of racism at Target. The caller said her sister was the person who asked the first lady to help her reach something, and the shocker is the woman allegedly voted for President Barack Obama — twice.
For those not familiar with the story, the first lady took a trip to Target in 2011. In a subsequent interview with David Letterman, she joked that someone didn’t recognize her and asked her to help her get something off the shelf. But in a recent interview with People magazine, Obama cited the story as an example of racism, saying the woman “saw me as someone who could help her.”
The caller, identified only as “Donna,” first called into TheBlaze Radio’s Pat and Stu on Wednesday, outraged that her sister was being painted as a racist by the first lady. TheBlaze has made multiple attempts to contact Donna’s sister since then, but was not able to reach her to independently verify her claim.
Speaking on Beck’s program, Donna said: “The funny thing is, my sister didn’t even know it was Michelle Obama until she was laying in the bed with her husband watching David Letterman and heard Michelle Obama tell the story. And she looked at her husband and said, ‘That was me!’”
“Michelle Obama told it accurately the first time, but she is twisting it now to make my sister out to be a racist,” Donna continued. “Now, her name isn’t out there. But I just got furious on my sister’s behalf. I can — we have political differences, big time, but my sister is not a racist.”
Donna said her sister is a “huge” Obama fan, and Beck said she told a Blaze Radio producer that her sister’s husband works at MSNBC.
Donna said at the time the Letterman interview came out, “The banter around the water cooler at that station was, ‘Hey … wasn’t this your wife?’ And they were jabbing with him about it.”
Now that the story has taken a completely different turn, Beck said that network should be able to easily verify or refute the first lady’s claim, but they have not yet attempted to.
“It’s your wife,” Beck said. “Don’t you have a little righteous indignation and say, ‘Guys, correct this story because this is about my wife. I know nobody knows this is about my wife. This is important. … This hurts my wife. We’re supporters. We have no axe to grind. This story needs to be corrected.’”
“And if they don’t, why wouldn’t you walk?” Beck added. “Do you have no credibility? Do you have no honor and integrity? Is there not a chivalrous bone in your body for your wife? How do you continue to work there?”
Donna said she just wanted to “set the record straight” because the incident “infuriated” her, but said it’s possible her left-leaning sister won’t want to go on the record with Glenn Beck or TheBlaze.
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