When speaking to certain groups, it might be advisable for a woman whose life consists of near-constant vacations and a celebrity lifestyle to avoid complaining about how rough she has it. Some feel a hospital full of sick children and their parents is such a group.
Nevertheless, Michelle Obama used her appearance at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. to lament the pitfalls of her glamorous White House existence.
She suggested that her favorite aspect of being first lady is “being able to do stuff like this,” expressing her pleasure at “meeting kids like you guys.”
At that point, Obama began to bellyache about her own troubles to the group of young patients.
“Because sometimes living in the White House and being married to the president and trying to live a life like that,” she insisted, “it can be hard.”
Michelle Obama told sick children at St. Jude’s that it’s hard to live a life in the White House and be married to the President …
— Ellie Wessel (@_EllieWessel) September 18, 2014
After concluding that she could “be here all day,” her audience began to laugh, the Weekly Standard reported. It is unclear whether the point everyone found humorous was her assertion that being first lady is a drag, the fact that she spent less than 30 minutes with the kids she could purportedly spend an entire day with, or some other comical remark. There were a few positive responses to her visit, even from Obama critics.
michelle obama visiting st.jude is probably the only good thing that family has done
— Paisley (@KayleiBurcham) September 17, 2014
Many others, however, felt the entire trip was nothing more than a photo opportunity to Obama. Even worse, reports indicate that the high-profile visitor resulted in parents being prohibited from seeing their children and even delayed some vital medical procedures.
Ridiculous & people calling families “Obama haters” are just stupid. Sick kids come first. MO should know that. http://t.co/vjZhjgM9xw
— Audra E. Mouser (@aem6666) September 18, 2014
Critically ill children had their treatment delayed because Mooch came to visit. Wait til you read what these mad… http://t.co/JdjwNJvC9W
— Concerned Against TA (@motif65) September 18, 2014
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