Michelle Obama says she is "dealing with some form of low-grade depression" due to the Trump Administration. Now she knows how half of America felt in the 8 years under her husband administration.
From her new waterfront mansion valued in 7 Million former First Lady Michelle Obama says on Wednesday she is “dealing with some form of low-grade depression” because the racial strife, quarantine and the Trump Administration “seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it, day in and day out.”
“Those emotional highs and lows that I think everybody feels, where you just don’t feel yourself.” She said on her podcast. Obama is attempting to connect with Americans who are on the fence about who they will be voting for, by sympathizing with their anxiety – but ensuring the blame goes squarely on the head of President Trump.
She told a story that many Americans have, and did so as if the solution was so clear – a vote in November to bring back the stability of the Obama years. “I’m waking up in the middle of the night, cause I’m worrying about something, or there’s a heaviness. I try to make sure I get a workout in, although there have been periods throughout this quarantine, where I just have felt too low,” she said.
“You know, I’ve gone through those emotional highs and lows that I think everybody feels, where you just don’t feel yourself, and sometimes there’s been a week or so where I had to surrender to that, and not be so hard on myself. And say, you know what, you’re just not feeling that treadmill right now,” She continued.
And she added, “It is unusual, and it is, you know, it’s a direct result of just being out of, out of body, out of mind. And spiritually, these are not, they are not fulfilling times, spiritually. You know, um, so I, I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife, and just seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it, day in and day out, is dispiriting.”
Later in the podcast, when asked how she deals with the depression Michelle Obama said, “My spirit is lifted when I’m feeling healthy when I’m surrounded by good people. I reach out to my family, and to my friends, even in this time of quarantine.
You know, I fought to continue to find a way to stay connected to the people in my life who bring me joy, and my girlfriends, my husband, my kids; it’s the small things. It’s the small rituals.”
“For me, there is no magic to it, but it is effort because you have to recognize that you’re in a place, a bad place, in order to get out of it. So, you kind of have to sit in it for a minute, to know, oh oh, I’m feeling off. So now I gotta, I gotta feed myself with something better.”
Michelle Obama said it is “exhausting” to be “waking up to yet another story of a black man or a black person somehow being dehumanized, or hurt, or killed, or falsely accused of something.”
She also praised the protests across the country dismissing the violence as being in small numbers and not the overwhelming happenings. She blamed the conservative media for stoking panic, and fear and neglected to mention the outlets that were favorable to her husband that have also been running 24/7 panic spins on innocuous stories and omitting facts about what Trump is actually doing.
Obama's Spotify podcast focuses on a variety of topics concerning women’s health, marriage and the benefits of mentorship. The nine-episode series will include several guests such as talk-show host Conan O’Brien and Valerie Jarrett, business woman and former senior advisor to Barack Obama.