Michelle Obama has a film coming out on May 6th about her “Becoming” book tour and doesn’t hold back in new clips from the movie to say how ticked she is that “our folks” just “couldn’t be bothered to vote” in 2016. According to the New York Post, Obama even said it was almost like a slap in the face:
“You know, the day I left the White House, it was painful to sit on that stage, and then a lot of our folks didn’t vote…it was almost a slap in the face.”
“It wasn’t just in this election, but every midterm, every time Barack didn’t get the Congress he needed, that was because our folks didn’t show up. After all that work, they just couldn’t be bothered to vote at all. That’s my trauma.”
The film is being billed as “an intimate look into the life of former first lady Michelle Obama” and takes place over the 34-week book tour for Obama’s book. A clip below from the Netflix movie:
The former first lady said it’s “freeing” not to be in the public eye:
“Now we’re out of the White House, not to be viewed, judged and parceled by every other person on the planet…yeah, it’s better, it’s absolutely freeing,’’ said Obama. Being the first lady has been the greatest honor of my life. But how many people are in that position where the entire attention of everything is you, every gesture you make, every blink of an eye is being analyzed?
“Barack and I are not interested in being at the forefront forever…not even for that much longer,’’