You might not have watched Joe Biden’s Inauguration. But among everything that went on, there were a few bright spots.
Many people are talking about the poem delivered by Amanda Gorman. The young woman became an overnight star. Plenty of people are curious about her work—and her future in the country.
The woman discussed her chance to meet Barack and Michelle Obama. She said she was thrilled to meet them.
But what she went on to say won’t be something they will be thrilled to hear.
Gorman, 22, said during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that she was close to the Obama’s and overheard Michelle Obama telling her husband to stop getting so close to people.
“I was there, and I remember Michelle Obama being close, and she kind of kept yelling at Barack, ‘Stop hugging people, stop getting close to people,’” Gorman recalled. “And then when I was done, she kind of pushed him out the way and gave me just the biggest, warmest Michelle Obama.”
According to Gorman, Michelle Obama was actually yelling at the former president. Apparently, she didn’t like that he was hugging and “getting close to people.”
Uh, really? Why is this woman yelling at a former president? Wife or not, that just sounds disrespectful, right?
Gorman didn’t seem to explain why Michelle was angry at Barack. Was it because she was worried about the virus?
Didn’t they have any measures in place to ensure nobody involved was sick? I doubt anyone was there that had a fever—or had tested positive.
The least they could have done was test everybody a few days before the big day.
Or maybe Michelle wasn’t at all worried about the virus. After all, Gorman seemed to suggest Michelle hugged her.
Maybe Michelle just doesn’t like Obama hugging folks. Maybe there were a few lingering Trump staffers in attendance. We can’t have Obama hugging them!
Or maybe she’s just a jealous woman. Regardless of the reason, Gorman had no problem tattling on her apparent role model.
- National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman revealed Michelle was yelling at Barack during the Inauguration.
- The former First Lady was upset the former president was hugging and “getting close” to people.