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Michelle Obama brags she sat at 'every powerful table' - says they're not too smart

America's former First Lady Michelle Obama claimed she was suffering from "imposter syndrome" as her memoir "Becoming" was breaking record sales and becoming a best-seller in just 15 days. She also later claimed to have sat at every big super powerful table (thanks to her husband) and then slammed the people for being "not that smart."  Her husband sat there too, so this technically involves him, and when it comes to tables, she's right - the table itself isn't that smart, but the powerful people sitting at them probably were intelligent enough to get themselves to that same spot while she rode the coattails of her president husband.

Michelle, who is holding a photoshopped cucumber for no reason in this article, was also discussing her self-doubt, something that many people go through, especially the rich and successful people sitting in the White House while people cook them food all day. She was asking herself if she's good enough. To many, that answer is yes and many others - no. It's a mixed bag because she dresses nice, but she also messed up public school lunches and the hungry kids threw the food out, putting themselves on a hunger strike before eating that nonsense.

Newsweek chimed in, stating:

"The question I ask myself— 'am I good enough?—that haunts us, because the messages that are sent from the time we are little is: Maybe you are not. Don't reach too high. Don't talk too loud," Obama said.

The former first lady said that point was profoundly true "for women of color" as people in power try to make them feel as if they do not belong.  

But Obama offered a "secret" to young women everywhere: "I have been at probably every powerful table that you can think of, I have worked at nonprofits, I have been at foundations, I have worked in corporations, served on corporate boards, I have been at G-summits, I have sat in at the U.N.: They are not that smart."


In addition to revealing her tonic for self-doubt, Obama also talked about the experience of black women being caricatured, asserting that "the size of our hips, our style, our swag, it becomes co-opted, but then we are demonized."

If anyone who sat at a big powerful table with Michelle Obama ever read this quote, then I know who's not getting a Christmas card this year!

If we're talking about big powerful tables, then we're certainly not talking about anything from IKEA.


However, someone like Stormy Daniels and her big butt could use a strong table to hold up to the stinky feet she puts on them as she dances away to make a few dollars to buy herself one of those $8 Lacks from IKEA. Not strong, but definitely affordable!

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