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Michelle Obama Explains How Her Daughters Are Handling Fame

Former First Lady Michelle Obama appeared at a tech conference in Boston this week, but she had more than technology on her mind. The conversation went in a number of different directions, and the former FLOTUS complied by offering up some fascinating insight. As People shares, she even offered up some thoughts for female supporters of President Donald Trump.

The subject of raising two daughters in the public eye came up, and Michelle acknowledged that it’s wrought with challenges. While she and her husband made a conscious choice to enter the spotlight, the same can’t be said for Malia and Sasha. However, Michelle is pleased with how her girls have handled themselves in spite of all of the attention they receive.

“The former first lady pointed out that her daughters — who were just 10 and 7 when their father, Barack Obama, took office — didn’t ask to be famous and sometimes have trouble coping with all of the attention they receive from fans, critics and the media,” People shares. “Obama said she tries to model reacting with generosity, but she acknowledged that it’s particularly difficult for Malia — who just started her freshman year at Harvard — to deal with 20 to 30 people each day coming up to her and saying, 'Do I know you?' or 'Can I get a picture with you?’"

There have been some reports making the rounds that Malia is none too pleased with some of the attention that she’s received, but the proud mom isn’t too concerned about that.

“Obama asked for patience and privacy for Malia, one of the sources who attended the event, Maureen Roach Tobin, 60, of Iowa, told PEOPLE. Obama added that she’s proud of her daughters for interacting with people with empathy and grace — even if they say no when people ask for their time or a photo,” People adds.

Politics came up before too long, and Michelle can’t seem to wrap her head around the fact that some female voters decided to cast their ballots for Trump. She noted that “any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice.”

That’s some pretty surprising commentary from a woman that typically remains above the fray, but it appears that all bets are off now that she’s a private citizen.

“Anyone who looked at those two candidates and said, ‘That man is closer to my voice’ doesn’t like their own voice,” she added.

While it’s clear that Michelle feels pretty strongly about who the better candidate was, it’s a little confusing that she seems to think that all Trump voters have the exact same thoughts and thought process. Perhaps some of them don’t like their own voice. Then again, perhaps there are none that don’t. We don’t know the answer to that, but Michelle seems pretty confident about her take. Either way, it looks like it was a fascinating chat with one of the world’s most famous women. It’s unfortunate that the takeaway has been her thoughts on female Trump supporters, but it’s one of those things that may have been best left unsaid.

Source: People
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