While on her international book tour to promote Becoming, Michelle Obama made a point to say how world leaders were “not as smart as they seem.” The remark was quickly mocked by noted author and historian Dinesh D’Souza, who reminded the world that Ms. Obama’s own college thesis was once described by Christopher Hitchens as both, “hateful and laughable” and one that was obsessed with Michelle’s own blackness, latent racism, and the topic that clearly interested Michelle the most—herself.
Ms. Obama, looking rather tired and bloated as she promoted her book this week in London, was quick to elevate her own self-importance at the expense of those world leaders she came in contact with during her eight years in the White House:
“I have been at probably every powerful table that you can think of,” she said. “I have worked at nonprofits, I have been at foundations, I have worked in corporations, served on corporate boards, I have been at G-summits, I have sat in at the UN. They are not that smart.”
D’Souza found Michelle’s all-too-quick willingness to call others stupid impossible to ignore from someone who’s own college thesis pointed to a jarring lack of intelligence: