REBUTTAL

Michelle Hasn’t Read ‘The Obamas’

The first lady will not be choosing Jodi Kantor’s new tell-all for her book club. On CBS This Morning, the first lady rejected dishy accounts of her clashes with White House aides in The Obamas, chalking up the controversy to a stereotype of the “angry black woman” that has been following her “since the day Barack announced.” Mrs. Obama said she won't read the book. "Who can write about how I feel? Who?" she asked. Though the book alleges that Michelle’s strong policy views caused friction with former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, Mrs. Obama says she keeps out of the West Wing’s way. “I don’t have conversations with my husband’s staff,” she said.