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Did Michelle Obama Say Being First Lady Is "Hell"?

Do You Believe Michelle Said Being First Lady Is "Hell"?

This month two biographies about Carla Bruni-Sarkozy have been released, and both paint unsavory pictures of the French first lady. In Carla and the Ambitious, the supposedly authorized bio that Carla's now distancing herself from, she reportedly told the authors some juicy gossip on Michelle Obama. Like how Michelle replied, "It’s hell. I can’t stand it!" when asked how she liked life as first lady.

The Daily Mail points to a rivalry between the two first ladies, citing the other, unauthorized bio. Its author, Besma Lahouri, says Carla's obsessions have shifted away from rock stars to women, like Michelle, who she perceives as threats.

I have no idea how true that is, but I still don't think Michelle said this. Though she's not on payroll, any context in which the two chat is professional. Michelle is way too on point all the time to say something so obviously disparaging, even if she does hate being first lady. To say this would be totally inconsistent with everything she's ever said and done, which sets my lie detector off.

Do you believe she said it?


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