In a brief interview on Friday, President Donald Trump pushed back on comments former first lady Michelle Obama made about him in their forthcoming memoir, in which she wrote that she would “never forgive” Trump for his role in the “birther” movement.
Before departing for Paris, the President told reporters that Michelle Obama “got paid a lot of money” to write a book and they always expect little controversy.
“I’ll give you a little controversy back, I’ll never forgive (President Barack Obama) for what he did to our US military,” he said.
Trump added that “What he did to this country made our military very unsafe for you and you and you.”
These words came shortly after Michelle Obama mentioned the “birther” conspiracy that claims her husband wasn’t born in the United States, which was “crazy and mean-spirited” and said that it “was deliberately meant to stirrup the wingnuts and kooks”, in her forthcoming memoir “Becoming.”
The former first lady further lamented that Trump’s “loud and reckless innuendos” endangered her family, especially her daughters.
“What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls?” she wrote.
This news understands that the US President had long promoted the debunked theory that his predecessor was born in Kenya, tweeting about it as early as 2011.
Moreover, he continued to repeat it throughout his 2016 presidential campaign and attempted to blame Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign for fostering the theory.
Nevertheless, Trump changed course in September 2016 and said he believed that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii.
As such, it can be further concluded that the Trump and Obama family are trapped in an inconclusive state of unforgiveness against each other, which ‘will never’ be resolved, not even after the publishing of “Becoming.”