Obama Divorce Story: New Book Claims Michelle Nearly Left Barack in 2000

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The controversial new biography of President Barack Obama claims that his wife, Michelle Obama, planned to leave the future president in 2000.

Is the divorce story real? Is anything in the book?

The unauthorized biography, which Klein claims is based on nearly 200 interviews, has been dismissed by presidential spokesperson Eric Schultz.

"Ed Klein has a proven history of reckless fabrication in order to sell books," he said. "Nobody in their right mind would believe the nonsense in this one."

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Nevertheless, the Obama divorce story is the latest revelation in the book - which also discusses his ex Genevieve Cook - to generate major buzz.

In The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House, out this week, Klein claims the divorce nearly happened eight years into the Obamas' marriage.

After Obama failed to listen to his wife's warnings in challenging Bobby Rush for his U.S. House seat in 2000 and got creamed, their relationship cooled.

“During the dark days that followed his defeat, he turned to Michelle for comfort. But she was in no mood for sympathy," Klein reportedly writes.

"He had refused to listen to her warnings about taking on Rush."

The primary left them in debt and Barack depressed, Klein claims. “Michelle actually had divorce papers drawn up,” he 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 on that particular point.

Obama, of course, was still in the Illinois State Senate, and went on to win a U.S. Senate seat in 2004 that helped establish his national credentials.

But Michelle almost vetoed the Senate race, too.

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.

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Let's add this to all the other fiction circulating about the President.


Obama for president bitches stop hating n get on yal shit.!! case closed

@ kristian

all you have to is watch the movie "2016 Obama's America" and all of the videos online in Obama's own words that he is a Muslim. Case closed.

@ mark soyer

where do I find these videos? I would like to see them, any in particular? thanks


Obama your time si up in Gods eye, keep using the
opportunity given to you from God in introducing
and encouraging 666 and all dat,


obama the ass clown; can't wait til its out of the office and no one will care what he thinks anymore like carter; forget about him let him wallow in his super failings for the rest of his life and go down as the worst president ever and probably for all time coming....by by o'worthless one. even some ghost written books o'lies won't help that "legacy" hahahaha

@ Bill

Bill you are the Asshole


Obama is a socialist. Gas prices up, food prices up, electricity prices up , water prices up. Wages for the people remain the same!!! Jay Carney makes $172,000 a year!!!


my prayers for the obamas always remember if god is for u who can be against u


you lazy losers......SOCIALISM NEVER works...it destroys people, families, communities, and countries ( see : detroit, soviet union, cuba, 70% black babies born without a family, 40% unemployment in the " black communities " etc etc ) you socialists want everything for FREE......the rest of us EARNED what we have.....go do the same....quit being jealous of those who choose to be successful and YOU go do the same......or hell, die in the street, i dont care...go out and COMPETE, or shut the hell up....socialism = lazziness = losers


You guyz know how to hurt someone, just because he is of a different skin color . Don't look at the color of his skin, but look at what he has strugled to do for America since the Bush's destruction of the economy.


Obama inherited a big debt and a bad tax decrease system He used the money to bail out the car companies, which hept jobs for millions. I would like to have seen the CEOs' pay cut and no bonuses. Has anything like this happened?


Everyone makes mistakes Obama but we all deserve to be forgiven, so whatever you've lied about will pass. Keep praying as I'll keep praying for you

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Barack Hussein Obama II

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