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CBS’ Gayle King Agrees with Michelle Obama: ‘No Scandals’ on Obama’s Watch

‘We have to show up not only perfectly but a little bit better than perfect to even be considered ... equal’

TRANSCRIPT:

OBAMA: “... to sort of sit at that inauguration and to look around at a crowd that was not reflective of the country. It was just such the opposite of what — because Barack’s inauguration we made sure that the crowd looked like all of America.”

KING: “Yes.”

OBAMA: “You know having the Tuskegee Airmen, having civil rights folks, having folks who had marched — and you know you could look out in his crowd and you would see America, all of it. And I had to sit in that audience, one of a handful of people of color and then listen to that speech, and all that I had sort of held onto for 8 years watching my husband get raked over the calls, feeling like we had to do everything perfectly.”

KING: “Yeah, yeah.”

OBAMA: “You know, no scandal, no —“

KING: “Yeah.”

OBAMA: “No nothing.”

KING: “Yes. No scandal.”

OBAMA: “No nothing at all. I — I think it was a lack emotionally. So by the time I got on that plane —“

KING: “It was a release —“

OBAMA: “It was on a release of 8 years of having to try to show up as we all know we have to do. We have to show up not only perfectly but a little bit better than perfect to even be considered —

KING: “Yeah.”

OBAMA: “— equal.”


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