Divorced dads everywhere are upset with Michelle Obama for comparing President Donald Trump to a "divorced dad." The former First Lady irked divorced dads by suggesting they are unfit parents who make their children sick.
Mrs. Obama made the statement during an interview on Sunday to promote her autobiography 'Becoming' in London.
Obama expressed her frustration over President Trump rolling back many of her husband Barack Obama's policies, including former President Obama's transgender policies.
"For anyone who had any problems with Barack Obama, let's just think about what we were troubled by - there were never any indictments," she told the audience at London's 02 Arena.
Obama told the British audience that Americans are like children living in a broken home.
"We come from a broken family, we are a little unsettled," she said. "Sometimes you spend the weekend with divorced dad. That feels like fun but then you get sick. That is what America is going through. We are living with divorced dad."
She didn't specify what she meant by "get sick."
Obama described her life after the White House as "drowning" in a "tidal wave" of emotions.
"It's like swimming in the ocean with great waves. If you are not a great swimmer, you are not going to learn in the middle of a tidal wave. You are going to resort to your kicking and drowning and what you knew how to do in the pool."
She said she struggles to watch the news these days.
"When I am not emotionally able to deal with it I turn it off for a moment. I only let some of that stuff into my world when I'm ready. You can't have a steady diet of fear and frustration coming in."
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