Michelle Obama on the bruising campaign to the White House

The former first lady reflects on the advice she'd give her pre-White House self in an ABC News special with Robin Roberts to discuss her memoir, "Becoming."
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book tour. Ahead of that, in an ABC news exclusive, she opened up to our robin Roberts speak about her life with former president Barack Obama, and the toll the election took on her personally. I remember talking to you during the campaign about the criticism. You said you didn't pay attention to it. In the book you admit it, you said this stuff hurt. This stuff hurt. Yeah. I don't think we do each other a service by pretending like hurtful things don't hurt. That's what I've come to. That's what I came to after that experience. I need to own that hurt. I need to talk about it. I need to put it out there for myself so I could heal from it. At the time I wasn't going to allow myself to feel victimized from it. There was no time to hurt in that role. Michelle Obama saying she'll never forgive president trump for his comments about the whole birth skabd Al that came up. Trump saying he will never forgive her husband for under funding the military. It was a whole back and forth. In this era it all comes back to trump. She'll be out on a huge book tour. She'll be filling huge arenas. People want to hear what she has to say. Many already sold out. Tune into prime time ABC news. We have an exclusive special "Becoming Michelle Obama" a first lady's journey with robin Roberts. That's at 9:30 P.M. Eastern time. We'll all be watching that.

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