Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Barack Obama fawns over the Queen, reveals wife Michelle

Barack Obama fawns over the Queen, reveals wife Michelle

Obama made a comment on Saturday during an event for her book tour at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

On her upbringing: "I was fortunate enough to live in a house where we didn't have much by the way of resources".

The publisher says the book is also a bestseller in many other countries including Australia and Britain.

Obama was outlining her view that women can't have equality in both their marriage and professional life at the same time when her potty mouth kicked in.

Receiving a standing ovation as she strode onto the stage, Obama spoke about everything from convincing her parents to let her eat peanut butter for breakfast, to her father talking about the joy of sex, to dealing with his death in 1991. She said some even slammed her for the way she talked.

It's understood the former US President believed Her Majesty reminds him of his grandmother Toot.

Obama recalled another potential faux pas in a separate visit in 2009, when she touched the queen's back within minutes of meeting her-considered by many to be a breach of protocol.

Obama appears to have been disagreeing with a feminist philosophy shared by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg in her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which urges women to be more ambitious. "Barack and I say that's why they make 'em cute-'cause if they weren't cute, you'd just leave 'em in a basket". Over 40,000 people tried to get tickets for the hall that accommodates about 2,700 people.

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"The real Obama finally shows her nasty self", said Twitter user Lloyd Johnson.

She said at the last presidential election in the United States many young people, Hispanic, and African American people did not vote - the same people who felt the most oppressed.

It was a return trip for Obama - who is in London to promote her memoir Becoming - as she first visited the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in 2009 and has kept close ties with the school and nearby Mulberry School ever since.

"I knew the force of Barack's mind and the vision he had for what kind of life of service he wanted to have".

'Then, on top of the demands of our schedules, I'd usually need to wake up long before Barack to get my hair and makeup done and dress for a public event, ' she added.

"I have no intention of running for office, ever", she wrote. I experienced that. Just having an opinion, how dare I have a voice and use it? "And, I had to learn how to express that to my husband, to tap into those parts of me that missed him - and the sadness that came from that - so that he could understand".

She struck an optimistic note on the subject of her husband's controversial successor Donald Trump.

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