One of Michelle Obama's ex-secret service agents has recently revealed the shocking abuse the former FLOTUS had to endure while her husband was president...
And the details are shocking.
Keep scrolling to have a look for yourselves.
The Obamas have become one of the most famous families in the world.
Since Barack Obama became president in 2008, he and his family have been catapulted to unprecedented levels of fame.
Obama became the president of the people...
GettyAnd gained a strong and loyal fan base as a result of his progressive views on social issues such as same-sex marriage and gun control.
He successfully served 2 terms as president...
And, in his 8 years in the White House, Obama cut taxes for working families, small businesses, and first-time homebuyers, as well as sticking to his promise of tackling financial reform, alternative energy, reinventing education, and health care.
But Barack wasn't alone in his presidential journey.
via: GettyContinuously supporting him was his wife, Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama quickly became just as famous as her husband...
And she made the most idyllic first lady.
The Obama's have a lengthy love story.
The couple first met when a then twenty-five-year-old Michelle Robinson was assigned as a mentor for a twenty-eight-year-old Barack Obama at their law firm.
Though Michelle admits that, initially, she wasn't too keen on the idea of dating Barack...told ABC News, when discussing how the pair had met.
But it was clearly meant to be.
Barack's proposed date was clearly a hit, as the pair were quick to become a couple, and later tied the knot in 1992. Michelle noted that her husband's vows were a glimpse at what was to come. “Barack didn’t pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he delivered," she later recalled.
Michelle supported her husband as he navigated his way through politics...
And, along with their 2 young daughters, was suddenly catapulted into the spotlight when he ran for president.
It didn't take the world long to fall completely in love with Michelle.
You, Michelle, represent the best of who we are. Thank you for being in our lives. We love you.— Don (@donporter3825) September 7, 2017
People simply loved the first lady.
And, even after Barack's presidency came to an end...
Her post-White House career is flourishing.
Her memoir, Becoming, which was published in November last year, has become one of the most successful books of the decade, and she regularly attends public engagements and does work for a variety of charities.
In fact, Michelle is the most admired woman in the world!
via: GettyBeating out other contenders such as Oprah Winfrey, Greta Thunberg, and Hilary Clinton.
But it wasn't an easy road to get here...
via: Getty Images
Even though Michelle is one of the most well-loved women in the world, this prestigious title does not come without its setbacks, and recently, an ex secret service agent revealed the shocking abuse the former FLOTUS had to endure during her time in the White House.
And of course, people had a lot to say about the issue.
"I could do nothing," Evy Poumpouras told Insider in a recent interview.
"There's freedom of speech in the United States, and even if I personally feel that speech is wrong, the law doesn't give me the power to take that person's speech away."
"When it came to speech, they could call them names," she recalled. "They could say whatever they wanted so long as there was no imminent threat of harm."
In Poumpouras' 2020 memoir Becoming Bulletproof, she detailed one horrific incident, writing this:
"I was on her protective detail when we were driving to a school to deliver a speech; we passed someone on a bridge holding up a shockingly racist sign directed at her. I remember feeling outraged — after all, it was part of our job to protect the first family mentally as well as physically. But if the first lady saw the sign, she gave no indication of it. We arrived at the school and she walked out with her head held high, ready to inspire all of the students eagerly waiting for her."
This isn't the first time we've heard about incidents like this against the Obamas.
Back in 2017, Obama said this line and it really stayed with us.
"Knowing that after 8 years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won't see me for what I am because of my skin color."
It's just unacceptable behavior, but we're glad the Obamas are above such disgusting abuse.
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