Former first lady Michelle Obama says she’s suffering from “low-grade d-epression” in part because of President Trump. “I’m dealing with some form of low-grade d-epression. Not just because of the lockdown, but because of the strife and just seeing this administration. Watching the hypocrisy of it day in and day out is dispiriting,” Obama said in her new podcast.
The Obamas still live in DC. Their home is less than two miles from the White House in a quiet neighborhood of mansions. First daughter Ivanka Trump lives around the corner. The former first lady remains revered by Democrats and said she tries to keep up routines such as working out to feel better.
“I try to make sure I get a workout in, although there have been periods throughout this lockdown, where I just have felt too low,” said Obama. “My spirit is lifted when I’m feeling healthy, when I’m surrounded by good people,” she added.
“I reach out to my family, and to my friends, even in this time of this. You know, I suffer to continue to find a way to stay connected to the people in my life who bring me joy, and my girlfriends, my husband, my kids; it’s the small things. It’s the small rituals.”
Last week former President Obama delivered a eulogy in Atlanta. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and encouraged Senate Democrats to repeal the filibuster if they regain control, so they can pass initiatives such as DC statehood. He also has sought to boost the presidential campaign of his former vice president, Joe Biden.
This is how people reacted to this post:
Susan Gregg: "I recommend that she leaves the country that she hates so much. That might make all of us happier."
Sharon Rhodes: "Could give a crap less about her. We had to endure eight years of both of them and we did riot and loot and cry."
Lorena Inestroza: "Welcome Michele, many of us felt the same way when your husband was in office."
Matthew 'House' Wiggins: "Big Mike doesn’t realize what we went through when his husband was ruining the country."
Ali Mendenhall: "People are responsible for their own contentment, can not blame others for "making" us feel a certain way."
Michelle Stark: "Get over yourself! Just like every snowflake out there, you’re responsible for how YOU allow people to make you feel. Lovely example you’re setting for your children."
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