The Secret Service won't let the former First Lady drive

    Being powerful has its setbacks, Michelle Obama hasn't been able to drive in almost a decade

    2y ago

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    Former First Lady, Michelle Obama is slowly readjusting to life outside the White House. Her biggest frustration is that she can't get in her own car and go for a drive without an armed escort.

    Now, for us mere mortals, driving your own car is part of everyday life, but this is not the case for Mrs Obama. Her daily activities have to be planned and arranged specifically to ensure her own security. Speaking to People.com, Michelle Obama misses the simple pleasure of getting behind the wheel of her own car just to go out and grab a coffee without all the fuss and attention.

    Michelle feels that her life will never go back to normal

    Michelle feels that her life will never go back to normal

    “I go to restaurants, I still work out and travel, but I can’t sit at a sidewalk cafe and just watch other people without it becoming a scene,” said Michelle Obama.

    A simple coffee at a Cafe isn't on the cards

    A simple coffee at a Cafe isn't on the cards

    The Secret Service has to prioritise Michelle's safety at all times. Former Presidents, Prime Ministers and other world leaders generally remain under protection for the rest of their lives, which includes constant security for their families. Obviously, this can be extremely frustrating for them, but necessary.

    Secret Service staff watching over Mrs Obama

    Secret Service staff watching over Mrs Obama

    “We still live in a bubble. If we had a farm somewhere, maybe I could drive around it. As we’ve seen, the risks are still there”. Said Mrs Obama.

    Poor Michelle hasn't driven a car in almost ten years. Still, being chauffeured around can't be that bad.

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    Comments (19)

      • 2 years ago
    • I just can't with this article. She's a very privileged racist. I honestly think her and her horrible husband should disappear into obscurity.

        2 years ago
      • Let’s not get political here...

          2 years ago
      • Nothing political about how she thinks of people. I dont care about her politics. I believe she truly is a bad person.

          2 years ago
    • She needs a disguise.

        2 years ago
    • WHO CARES THE OBUMMERS SUCK

        2 years ago
    • well, they saw how her husband governed and thought - if she drives like that, we better not..

        2 years ago
      • I can't see her driving being worse than drone strikes! But hey, at least any people she hits will be able to get affordable healthcare (unless they live in a red state that ballsed up the implementaton that is)

          2 years ago
      • Hahahaha! Do you live in America? The AHA wasn’t affordable for anyone, but she’s “special “ like all our politicians, and gets a free, cover everything deal paid for by us taxpayers. Everyone else pays high copays and has limited treatment...

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          2 years ago

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