Trump Reponds to Criticism by Michelle Obama

But he takes shot at her husband, not her
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2018 9:27 AM CST
Updated Nov 9, 2018 11:22 AM CST

(Newser) – Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming, is officially out on Tuesday, but outlets including the AP and the Washington Post got their hands on advance copies. Some of the first headlines focused on the former first lady's criticism of President Trump—among other things, she calls him a "mysogynist" and says she can never forgive him for spreading the birther controversy and thus endangering her family by stirring up "wingnuts." But in the book she also writes of conceiving her daughters with IVF, having a miscarriage, undergoing marriage counseling, and grappling with her public new role. Details, including Trump's response:

  • Miscarriage: The Obamas had their two daughters after a miscarriage more than 20 years ago, Obama tells ABC News' Robin Roberts. "I felt like I failed because I didn't know how common miscarriages were because we don't talk about them," she says in the interview, which airs in full 9pm Sunday. "I think it's the worst thing that we do to each other as women, not share the truth about our bodies and how they work."
  • IVF: Around the same time, Obama says it hit her that "the biological clock is real" and "egg production is limited." To conceive Malia, now 20, and Sasha, 17, "we had to do IVF."

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