As many people pointed out during the Republican National Convention, if the publishing industry weren’t suffering from full-blown TDS, Melania Trump would be on the cover of every magazine and a guest on every talk show. She’d be everywhere — like Michelle Obama was during her eight years as the first lady. We couldn’t escape stories about Mrs. Obama, not unlike seeing her husband on the covers of magazines with a halo over his head or celebrating him as the first gay president.
But it seems a white woman cut in line in front of Obama and her daughters at an ice cream shop, leading her to conclude that she was invisible to white people.
We didn’t actually believe it, but Western Journal listened to the podcast and transcribed the most unbelievable bits.
Michelle Obama Claims She Was 'Invisible' to White People While She Was First Lady https://t.co/fDNfYv5Wq3
— Nicole🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 (@nsouthern95) August 29, 2020
Obama told the story of how she’d told the Secret Service to hold back while she, a friend, and her daughters went for ice cream and how a white woman cut in front of her.
But there was a line, and no one seemed to care that Michelle Obama was in the store.
“There was a line, and once again, being, when I’m just a black woman, I notice that white people don’t even see me. They’re not even looking at me,” she said.
But then a white woman cut in front of the group to order.
“She didn’t apologize, she never looked me in my eye, she didn’t know it was me. All she saw was a black person, or a group of black people, or maybe she didn’t even see that because we were that invisible,” she said.
Obama suggested the incident was an indicator of how white Americans treat black people.
It was obviously racism and not general rudeness. And why didn’t people seem to care that Michelle Obama was in the store? They should have cheered or applauded or something.
“I can tell you a number of stories like that when I’ve been completely incognito, during the eight years in the White House, walking the dogs on the canal, people will come up and pet my dogs but will not look me in the eye. They don’t know it’s me,” she added. “What white folks don’t understand, it’s like that is so telling of how white America views people who are not like them.”
We’ve already covered Slate chief political correspondent and CBS News analyst Jamelle Bouie walking his dog and having people greet his dog and ignore him.
— soul surfer (@travis553) August 29, 2020
What an ego!
— Dan Fitzpatrick (@CoachFitz87) August 29, 2020
— Average Radical Joe (@Joe_Clave) August 29, 2020
— BLM Blue Lives Matter (@Iamrobjenkins) August 29, 2020
Yeah, she was anything but invisible.
— D-Train (@RomanianTexan) August 29, 2020
She is insufferable
— ErinOB (@f_peaks) August 29, 2020
Should someone fill her in on the meaning of incognito?
— Dread Pirate Roberts (@drpiraterobert) August 29, 2020
Really send a picture I do not know if I have seen her before😅
— Average Guy (@EJcavemanrides1) August 29, 2020
I tried not seeing her, but she was everywhere. It couldn’t be avoided. Not a very upbeat person, is she?
— Terry Croslow (@CroslowTerry) August 29, 2020
She was on the cover of every f***ing magazine except Guns & Ammo for 8 years and had more TV profiles & biographies than L&O and NCIS had spin-offs between them. "Invisible?" Try "unavoidable"
— John Sheridan (@JohnSheridan12) August 29, 2020
Always the race card! That’s why his presidency was one of division, not unity and change.
— 70's Music Fan (@vmania) August 29, 2020
Yes it was.
Laughable. She was in the cover of every paper and magazine. All over the news. Spreading more lies like Barry
— Jim Monahan (@monogramj) August 29, 2020
Yeah that's why she was on Ellen a dozen or more times
— Rick J (@Rick_ex_Redskin) August 29, 2020
That’s the most ridiculous thing I have ever read. She was everywhere. She could pick up the phone and be on any TV show in America in a day. If she walked down the street white liberals would cover her path with rose petals. How entitled do you have to feel to think this way?
— Scott M DiNorma (@Scott_DiNorma) August 29, 2020
Uh huh pic.twitter.com/iAeAgKpcxt
— Live, from Joe Biden's Basement! (@Trapalon2000) August 29, 2020
So I guess White people had nothing to do with putting her & her hubby in the White House or have anything to do with her becoming a multimillionaire?
Oprah says the same kinda garbage,but both live a of luxury that 99.99% of America can’t even fathom living#LIES
— Mikey Mike (@MIkeymike3174) August 29, 2020
— PetsareNOTdisposable⭐⭐⭐ (@LrElias3) August 29, 2020
Still aggrieved, still insufferable.
— PaintersCap (@CapPainter) August 29, 2020