President Donald Trump fired back at former first lady Michelle Obama’s memoir, in which she said that she’d “never forgive” Trump for endangering her family.
In her forthcoming memoir, “Becoming,” Obama points to the president’s participation in the “birther” movement, which promoted the theory that former President Barack Obama was not actually a U.S.-born citizen.
“The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks,” Michelle wrote. “What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls?”
“Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk,” she added. “And for this I’d never forgive him.”
Michelle’s book will be available for sale on Tuesday.
So what did Trump say in response?
During a Friday morning pool spray at the White House, Trump addressed the former first lady’s book.
“I guess she wrote a book. She got paid a lot of money to write a book, and they always insist that you come up with controversial,” Trump said. “I’ll give you a little controversy back — I’ll never forgive [President Barack Obama] for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly. It was depleted. Everything was old and tired. And I came in and I had to fix it, and I’m in the process of spending tremendous amounts of money.”
“So, I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our military,” he added. “I’ll never forgive him for what he did in many other ways — which I’ll talk to you about in the future.”
“What he did to our military made this country very unsafe for you, and you, and you,” the president concluded.