Controversial Obama Biography Claims The President And First Lady Once Talked Divorce
We thought they had a model matrimony-dom but a new book claims the Obamas were once headed for divorce.
The controversial new biography “The Amateur” (yes the same book that says Chelly-O and Oprah were beefin’ over Barack and that Clinton called the President an amateur) also makes claims that the President’s political ambition once nearly devastated his marriage to Michelle Obama and even goes so far as to say friends feared he might take his own life at one low point:
In 2000, after eight years of marriage, Barack Obama decided — despite Michelle’s objections — to challenge Democratic Congressman Bobby Rush in a primary on Chicago’s South Side. Obama was crushed in a 2-to-1 Rush landslide.
Edward Klein writes, “During the dark days that followed his defeat, he turned to Michelle for comfort. But she was in no mood for sympathy . . . He had refused to listen to her warnings about taking on” formidable Rush. The primary also left them in debt.
Klein, who claims his book is based on nearly 200 interviews, wrote that Obama confided to friends that they were talking divorce. “Michelle actually had divorce papers drawn up,” Klein writes, citing one of her friends.
“Obama was so depressed that some of his friends worried that he was suicidal,” the book adds, without elaboration.
Obama went on to win a US Senate seat in 2004 that helped establish his credentials for running for the White House four years later.
Northwestern University professor Steven Rogers told Klein that Obama talked about his ambition after they met at a golf fund-raiser. “My wife will not allow me to run for the Senate until I clear up the debts from my unsuccessful run for Congress,” Obama said according to Rogers, who chipped in $3,000 and said Obama was then $8,000 in debt.
The White House dismissed Klein’s work as fiction. “Ed Klein has a proven history of reckless fabrication in order to sell books,” presidential spokesman Eric Schultz said. “Nobody in their right mind would believe the nonsense in this one.”
We’ve already determined that this guy deserves the side-eye for lying to sell books in the past, but even if the Obamas did have problems that just makes them an even stronger couple for being able to get through them.
SMH @ this guy trying to spread dirt right before the election!