During Barack Obama’s presidency, Michelle Obama had the adoration of Hollywood and the media. She was a shining star to the liberal-leaning elites but Michelle was far from being admired by the American public. Appearing at a NASCAR event with former Vice President Joe Biden’s wife Jill, Michelle was in for a humiliating wake-up call.
CBS News reported that a few years ago, Michelle went to the Homestead-Miami Speedway to promote Joining Forces, an organization that promotes the hiring and training of veterans. Michelle and Jill were joined by Army Sgt. Andrew Barry, a veteran of the Afghan and Iraqi wars who now volunteers at an Orlando, Fla., veterans center, and his family. When Barry and his family were announced, the crowd erupted in cheers, but the reaction was much different when Michelle was announced.
When the announcer introduced Michelle, the crowd immediately erupted in boos.
In typical Obama fashion, however, Michelle and her team tried to ignore the snub and pretend like the incident never happened. Former White House Communications Director Kristina Shake did not mention the incident at all when she released a statement about the event.
“Mrs. Obama was proud to join NASCAR in recognizing our nation’s veterans and military families to raise awareness of this important issue for all Americans,” Shake said. “As she has always said, she will proudly stand with anyone making a major commitment to serve and honor our military community and yesterday, NASCAR did just that. They paid special tribute to our veterans and military families at the championship race by donating over 5,000 tickets to military families and by honoring Sergeant Berry and his family, true American heroes. Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden enjoyed their visit to the speedway and are looking forward to working across the country to honor America’s veterans and military families.”
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