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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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stephley stephley 6 years
I can imagine any first lady saying it in a joking manner, but I'm guessing context is lacking in Bruni's story.
amber512 amber512 6 years
Personally, I don't really care whether she said it or not. I certainly wouldn't want to be in the public eye and judged as much as she is!
kea718 kea718 6 years
I bet ALL first ladies have said that at some point in their time as the first lady. I imagine it can be quite hellish. I don't think there's anything wrong with her saying that. Everyone gets overwhelmed and has those days and moments where they feel like they're living in hell, in Michelle Obama's case, she has to have those days while the media puts her on blast for anything and everything, while in the public eye, while every little thing she does is critiqued. (and btw, I'm not a fan of hers).
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
I imagine it is hell from time to time.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
What? MO is known for saying some outrageous and unladylike things. That's like her "brand." I totally believe this but I don't find it offensive. I would hate being that famous. I'm not down with the whole "catfight" picture they are trying to paint though.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
I'm with Tres, I don't believe it. It's not so much that I don't believe she would say it at all, but not to Carla Bruni, who she barely knows and met in a professional setting.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
yes, i do. but it doesn't bother me. she can't even take her dog out to pee without people jumping on her for not making her kids do it, or wear a sleeveless top w/o people saying its inappropriate. the media has too much access (imho). not everything needs to be broadcast or commented on.
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