Barack Obama Announces New Book As Michelle Wraps Up Podcast, Says Trump Gets Away With Things They Couldn’t

Former President Barack Obama announced this morning that his new book, “A Promised Land,” will be released on Nov. 20, just a few weeks after the election.

He tweeted out that “there’s no feeling like finishing a book” and that he was “proud of this one.” He added that he would “try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody.”

Former First Lady Michelle Obama shared his tweet and said that “There’s no one more reflective, more honest, and more thoughtful than Barack Obama. I’ve seen that in so many ways throughout our life together. And after seeing him pour his whole heart into this book, I know you will too.”

Michelle also wrapped up the season finale of her podcast last night with her 83-year-old mother, Marian Robinson, and older brother, Craig and gave a parting shot to President Trump in the episode.

“You’re taught, you know, people are gonna assume the worst of you. So you’ve got to be better than, you’ve got to be 10 times better than, and when we were in the White House, we could’ve never gotten away with some of the stuff that’s going on now. Not because of the public, but our community wouldn’t have accepted that,” she claimed.

In an Instagram post, she said that she’s “reflected a lot over the past few years on how fortunate Craig and I were to have the parents we did. Parents who provided us with unconditional love and support, gave us room to grow and make mistakes, and always treated us both as equals.”

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For my final episode of The #MichelleObamaPodcast, I brought on my wonderful mother and brother @CraigMalRob to talk about everything from our upbringing on the South Side of Chicago to our approaches to parenthood. I’ve reflected a lot over the past few years on how fortunate Craig and I were to have the parents we did. Parents who provided us with unconditional love and support, gave us room to grow and make mistakes, and always treated us both as equals. In this episode, you’ll hear a bit about our childhood and the lessons we’ve decided to teach our own children as parents. And even if you don’t have children of your own, I think these conversations about parenting can still provide a window into how each of us have grown and evolved over time. It might even give you a better understanding of the people you’ve been with your whole life. You can listen to our conversation now on @Spotify by clicking the link in my bio. Photo credit: @jackimages

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