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Michelle Obama slams Trump in new book

Former US first lady Michelle Obama says she can never forgive Donald Trump for questioning her husband s American citizenship, saying the president and other birthers put her family at risk, in her hotly anticipated new memoir. Obama also says she was surprised that so many American women voted for the misogynist Trump over Hillary Clinton, an exceptionally qualified female candidate, in the 2016 election. The book, Becoming, hits stores on Tuesday. Obama, 54, will head out on a multi-city arena tour to promote the memoir, with celebrity friends like Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon tapped to moderate the events. It is one of the most awaited books about US politics in years, and Obama does not mince words about her husband s successor -- and his involvement in promoting the idea that Barack Obama was born abroad. The whole (birther) thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed, she writes, in excerpts of the book

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