President Donald Trump on Friday jabbed at former First Lady Michelle Obama over her soon-to-be-released memoir in which Mrs. Obama writes she will “never forgive” Trump for his part in the racist “birther” conspiracy theory that targeted her husband.
In her memoir, Becoming, Mrs. Obama savaged Trump for fueling false rumors that the 44th president was not born an American citizen.
“The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks, Mirs. Obama writes in her book. “What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”
Mrs. Obama knocks Trump’s entire presidential bid as a form of “grandstanding,” adding that Trump’s brand can be summed up as “I can hurt you and get away with it.”
The president went into a tirade against the Obamas Friday morning.
“She got paid a lot of money to write a book and they always expect a little controversy,” Trump said of Mrs. Obama.
Trump then aimed his fire at former President Barack Obama, saying:
“I’ll give you a little controversy back, I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our US military. It was depleted, and I had to fix it…I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our military. I’ll never forgive him for what he did in many other ways which I’ll talk to you about in the future.”
Trump did not specify what the “many other ways” are.
Watch the president’s remarks below:
Responding to Michelle Obama memoir, in which she writes that she'll "never forgive" Donald Trump for his birther comments, Pres. Trump says he'll never forgive Barack Obama "for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly." pic.twitter.com/xyGKf3s6qH
— tomorraw.com (@tomorrawdotcom) November 9, 2018
Trump was blasted, for the comment, as some reminded him of Obama’s actual military accomplishments:
Trump on Obama: "What he did to our military made this country very unsafe for you and you and you."
Reminder: Obama ordered the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) November 9, 2018
Trump slamming Obama for depleting the military? Yet many Trump supporters always say "why does the US have to get involved with other country's problems"
Obama also got troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq! Oh yeah killed Osama with 0 casualties! pic.twitter.com/lAIjHTmRmY
— Ryan (@Ryan51504ever) November 9, 2018
Not to mention Trump’s own hypocrisy on the issue.
trump is afraid to visit the troops.
— Joe D (@just_old_joe) November 9, 2018
Once again, using the military as his political prop. Gross!
— Lola Griffith (@Black_Betty07) November 9, 2018
We are spending more now on our military than ever before, a trend that has transcended presidencies.
Dafuq? The DoD has consumed like half the federal budget since WW2. It’s like our country has an enormous tapeworm. Nothing against individual soldiers but the US military is about 10x as big as it needs to be. And it gets us into trouble.
— Dr. Lurlene, PhD (@reedupyall) November 9, 2018
His bitter narcissism is showing, as is his grudge against Obama.