The White House has announced first lady Michelle Obama will be hosting the first-ever United State of Women Summit on June 14. The purpose of the event is to celebrate what goals women have achieved and discuss how to tackle future challenges.
Some people have pointed out the irony of the first lady hosting an event at a location that she has a history of criticizing. Last Friday, during a commencement speech at City College in New York, she ended up trashing the place where she’s lived for eight years. Instead of praising the students on their job well done, she chose to show her contempt for the White House.
“It’s the story that I witness every single day, when I wake up in a house that was built by slaves,” she said. “And I watch my daughters — two beautiful, black young women — head off to school, waving goodbye to their father, the president of the United States, the son of a man from Kenya who came here … to America for the same reasons as many of you: To get an education and improve his prospects in life.”
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) June 6, 2016
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Her constant denunciation of her country has angered those who accuse of her of being ungrateful for all the blessings in her life. President Obama once complained that Michelle should be paid for her role as first lady — even though she enjoys many free benefits in her position.
In a 2013 speech in Tanzania, Michelle Obama said there are “prison-like” elements to being the first lady and living in the White House. “But it’s a really nice prison,” she added.
In a 2015 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Obama talked more about the “prison-like” elements of her life. “The one thing people don’t realize is, we can’t do little things like open windows. I haven’t been in a car with the window open for about seven years,” the FLOTUS said.
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Her putdowns of the U.S. seemed to begin almost from the moment her husband won the presidential election in 2008, an event first lady described by saying, “for the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country.”
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