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Michelle Obama will make money off 'birther' controversy — despite how much she claims to hate it


Monday, on "Pat Gray Unleashed," Pat discussed comments that Michelle Obama made while on tour to promote her latest book titled, "Becoming."

What did Michelle say?

In her book, which goes on sale on Tuesday, Michelle wrote the following:

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. 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. And for this, I’d never forgive him.

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It is important to remember that Hillary Clinton's campaign brought Barack Obama's birth certificate to the forefront during the 2008 Democratic primary election.

How did Trump respond?

As President Donald Trump was heading to Paris over the weekend he was asked about Michelle's remarks. Here's what he had to say:

Michelle Obama said that? I haven't seen it. I guess she wrote a book and got paid a lot of money and they always insist that you come up with something controversial. Well, I'll give you a little controversy back. ... I'll never forgive him [Barack Obama] for what he did to our United States military. By not funding it properly it was depleted, it was old and tired and I had to fix it.  I'm in the process of spending tremendous amounts of money, so I will never forgive for what he did to our military. I'll never forgive him for what he did in many different ways which I'll talk to you about in the future.

Pat's thoughts

Pat asserted that he did not care for the birther movement, calling it "ill-conceived" and saying that there was "nothing to it."

Constitutionally speaking, even if the birth certificate released by Barack Obama had been a fake — a claim made by many people involved in the "birther" movement — he would still have been eligible to run for president because of his mother's American citizenship.

The takeaway

Michelle Obama is simply "race-baiting" in order to sell books. It really is that simple. Furthermore, nothing happened to Barack Obama or their family as a result of the "birther" movement, making Michelle Obama's grudge seem a bit unfounded and conspiracy theories will always exist.

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