It has been two and a half years since the Obama clan left the White House, and yet former First Lady Michelle Obama still appears traumatized by the eight years she spent there.

Mrs. O, who was never "really proud" of her country until it elected her husband Barack president in 2008, spoke with Gayle King of CBS News at the Essence Festival in New Orleans over the weekend and recalled feeling rushed to vacate the premises on the morning of Donald Trump's inauguration.

Fox News says Obama recalled what an emotional time it was. “The girls didn't get up,” she explained. “They're all crying and they have their teddy bears and they're moving slow and I'm like, 'You've got to get up and get out of this house.' And I don't know where these kids are going, but they had to get up and out of that house. So you've got tears and I'm pushing people out a freight elevator and my kids are crying.”

Who believes that Michelle Obama didn't know where the kids were going? Or that they were pushed, crying, into a freight elevator? Come on.

But Michelle didn't stop there. She went on to tell King that her husband spent eight years being "raked over the coals" and worked so hard to prove himself that he almost made the job of being president look easy. “I guess it's kind of like if the black guy can do it, anybody can do it–and that's not true. It's a hard job," she said.

Obama continued by suggesting that sitting in the audience, "one of a handful of people of color," and listening to Trump's inaugural address was "very emotional" as she looked out upon a "crowd that was not reflective of the country."

Does this woman ever quit with the whining? Michelle Obama was given a ride on the taxpayer's dime that very few others have ever experienced. Granted, the role of First Lady can be difficult at times, but it is also an honor of a lifetime.

Mrs. Obama spent years dining with kings and queens and traveling the world, yet I have never heard her express any sort of gratitude for having had the experience. What is up with that?

Sorry you had to sacrifice so much of your life for us, Michelle. Hope the freight elevator door didn't hit you in the ass on the way out.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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