Despite serving two terms as the nation’s first lady and living the life of a multimillionaire, Michelle Obama says she still views herself and her family to be part of an oppressed class of people victimized by systemic racism.
In response to Obama’s latest remarks on the topic of race, conservative pundit Candace Owens sounded off on the perceived hypocrisy.
“Still live in fear”
“Where can I get some?” she asked in reference to the oppression Obama claimed to experience.
The quip came during an appearance on Fox News Channel following Obama’s interview that aired earlier in the week.
Speaking with Gayle King for a segment on Monday’s CBS This Morning, Obama referenced instances of police brutality and the many Black Americans who “still live in fear” to go about their daily lives.
She also expressed worries about her own daughters driving alone and the possible trouble they might encounter if others make “assumptions” about them based on their appearance.
“The innocent act of getting a license puts fear in our hearts,” she claimed.
“We’ve got to get to the bottom of it”
For their parts, Carlson and Owens did not accept Obama’s narrative at face value, going on to issue sharply worded denunciations.
Carlson sarcastically asserted that the Obamas’ lingering oppression was “the biggest problem” facing the nation at the moment, wondering when someone would “liberate” them from the persecution under which they supposedly live.
Owens chimed in by demanding an “investigation,” adding: “I want to know which nanny, which chef, which housekeeper, which chauffeur, which Secret Service agent, which gardener, which landscaper is oppressing Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, their children, and I think we’ve got to get to the bottom of it at this point.”
Noting the staggering net worth of the former first family, she quipped: “Please, Michelle Obama, give some of that oppression to the rest of America because we sure could use it.”
Carlson described the “theme” he said he had noticed among elitists who portray themselves as a victim. His guest said she had noted the same trend, calling it a “distraction” from the fact that the same elitists view regular Americans as inferior.