Donald Trump has fired back at Michelle Obama after comments the former first lady made about him in her forthcoming memoir.
In her memoir, Michelle expresses her anger towards Trump for his part in spreading the “birther” movement, where he claimed that her husband Barack Obama was not born in America.
“What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington,” Michelle writes, according to Business Insider. “What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”
Speaking to the press outside the White House on Friday, the U.S. President shot back at the Obamas, slamming Barack for his handling of the U.S. military.
“She got paid a lot of money to write a book and they always expect a little controversy,” Trump said. “I’ll give you a little controversy back, I’ll never forgive [Barack] for what he did to our United States military.”
“It was depleted, everything was old and tired, and I came in and I had to fix it. [Michelle] talked about safety… What he did to our military made this country very unsafe for you and you and you.”