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Michelle Obama: People Paint False Image That 'I’m Some Angry Black Woman\


"a strong woman"

First Lady Michelle Obama appeared earlier today on CBS's "This Morning," where she addressed a number of issues. Among them, she commented on her true feelings about living in the White House and she took on the alleged perception that she's an "angry black woman."

When asked about how she perceives her experience as first lady, she said, "I love this job. It has been a privilege from day one." While she and Barack have been able to handle the ups and downs, she said that her only real fears surround how her daughters will be impacted by the presidency.

"If there's any anxiety that I feel, it's because I want to make sure that my girls come out on the other end of this whole," she told host Gayle King.

When it comes to allegations that she and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel didn't get along, she essentially denied them, calling Emanuel and his wife "friends."

"Rahm and I have never had a cross word," Obama said. "I don't have conversations with my husbands staff. I don't go to meetings."

But the really surprising quotes came when Obama addressed the notion that people have painted her as an "angry black woman" and "a strong woman." During the exchange, she said:

“I guess it’s more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman and a, you know… But that’s been an image that people have tried to paint of me since, you know, the day Barack announced -- that I’m some angry black woman.”

She said that she attempts to get past these perceptions by simply trying to be herself. "I just try to be me and my hope is that over time people get to know me and they get to judge me for me," she explained.

Watch the interview, below:

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