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Michelle O Cheats at Race Cards

Dec. 18, 2014

Michelle Obama twisted her tale about a trip to Target to add her two cents to the White House’s long-running race-bait narrative. In an interview with People magazine, Michelle said, “[T]he only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf, because she didn’t see me as the first lady; she saw me as someone who could help her.” Michelle first told the story on The David Letterman Show in 2012, except in that version she said the person asked for her help reaching something “because she was short.” The customer didn’t ask for help because she confused her with a store clerk, but because Michelle was tall – and Michelle even said “I felt so good” helping her. But now she has a race narrative to spin – because she hasn’t done anything for anybody as first lady.

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