Former American First Lady, Michelle Obama, is under fire for comparing US president Donald Trump to a divorced dad.
Michelle seems to have angered divorced dads during an interview on Sunday to promote her book ‘Becoming’ in London.
The mother-of-two made a statement likening Trump to divorced dads, and divorced dads believe this statement means they are unfit parents who make their children sick.
At London’s O2 Arena, while expressing her frustration over Trump rolling back a number of Barack Obama’s policies, including his transgender policies, Ms Obama said:
“For anyone who had any problems with Barack Obama, let’s just think about what we were troubled by – there were never any indictments.”
She added that Americans are like children living in a broken home.
“We come from a broken family, we are a little unsettled,” she said. “Sometimes you spend the weekend with divorced dad. That feels like fun but then you get sick. That is what America is going through. We are living with divorced dad.”
She didn’t explain what she meant by “get sick” but people felt it was an affront on divorced dads and that she was suggesting they do not have what it takes to properly care for their kids.
Ms Obama continued: “It’s like swimming in the ocean with great waves. If you are not a great swimmer, you are not going to learn in the middle of a tidal wave. You are going to resort to your kicking and drowning and what you know how to do in the pool.”
She also said she struggles to watch the news these days.
“When I am not emotionally able to deal with it I turn it off for a moment. I only let some of that stuff into my world when I’m ready. You can’t have a steady diet of fear and frustration coming in.”
See tweets below:
Hannity: Michelle Obama’s divorced dad comment ‘insulting’ — Fox News https://t.co/VQkPWuO0LT
— Ezekial Moore (@byramstyle) April 17, 2019
She is a racist ex white house residence that is wanting to be on tv so bad wasn’t much to talk about then and she doesn’t have much to talk about now. Hannity: Michelle Obama’s divorced dad comment ‘insulting’https://t.co/CNw2dhFKtv
— Toni Jackson (@ToniJac24002354) April 17, 2019
As a divorced dad, I find this incredibly offensive. But being a 40 something white male im not allowed to be offended by anything because my life is super easy right?
— Craig Walters (@Snowcraig) April 17, 2019
@AM560TheAnswer @DanProft @AmyJacobson Michelle Obama’s Dixie Chicks act, slamming #Trump overseas. She is “Becoming Angrier #MichelleObama,” & isn’t helping @TheDemocrats win over divorced dads, likely in the age group that voted over 50% for President @realDonaldTrump in ‘16. pic.twitter.com/VNC0vPxMmu
— PATTY JONES (@pattyjones5129) April 17, 2019
she “@MichelleObama ” still wants a sugar divorced daddy. Her hate for Trump is so much that even after 3 years when he kicked her ass out of the WH she cant let it go. And see the scorn you have evoked from your fans. Stop hating. Use your fav. LGBTQ mantra ” love is love” https://t.co/PJwpNZnGbu
— Edward Dawes (@DissidentDawes) April 17, 2019
At some point you would think @MichelleObama would have something other than trump to talk about-she seems as obsessed w/him as @HillaryClinton is.
As for divorced dads-some are deadbeat just like some divorced moms but some are amazing like my husband is w/his kids
— DirtyGerty💋💋 (@Loulou34849347) April 17, 2019
@MichelleObama I’m a divorced dad who did everything that I could to have a great relationship with my two children.
Why do you feel it necessary to make fun of guys like me???
— Kelly Joyce Sr. (@ChopnWoodUGA) April 17, 2019
@MichelleObama, lots of divorced kids don’t get ill after spending the wknd w/ their Dad. For the 1000s of men who are victims of parental alienation and trying to change the – stigma against them, referring to them in this way isn’t helpful. Disney/Deadbeat Dad maybe?
— Rod Arters (@rodarters) April 17, 2019
What ignorance Michelle Obama shows. I respected her husband. Didn’t I’m not saying I liked him as a person or president but I didn’t go for the jugular like Michelle has President Trump? People need to show respect to all presidents that run our country.
— Kenneth M Walker (@k_gwalker1) April 17, 2019
— Dave Morrison (@davebmxer83) April 17, 2019