Michelle Obama’s memoir is coming out next week. Here’s a sneak peek:
In her memoir out Tuesday, Michelle Obama says she will never forgive President Trump for putting her family's safety at risk by promoting/leading the birther movement. https://t.co/OjgRY2WaNx pic.twitter.com/bzmwGkOLhM
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) November 9, 2018
She’s right: Birtherism was indeed “crazy and mean-spirited,” dripping with “bigotry and xenophobia,” and “deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks.” But her blame on Donald Trump is just a smidge … misplaced.
You mean Hillary… lol. Um okay.
— Tif ? ??? (@simplyorganicT) November 9, 2018
It was Hillary's campaign that brought it to the forefront!
— Theresa A (@varks3) November 9, 2018
Can someone tell Michelle Obama that Hillary Clinton invented and spread the birther conspiracy? I feel like she should already know that.
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) November 9, 2018
She should … and she may very well know it. But it doesn’t fit with her preferred narrative, so you won’t hear her say it.
Did Donald Trump take birtherism and run with it? You bet he did. But it didn’t originate with him. If Michelle Obama’s going to call him out for pushing that bull, she’d damn well better call out Hillary Clinton for starting it all.