It was only Gayle King’s second day on the job at CBS This Morning, but she snagged a big “get.”
First lady Michelle Obama talked to Gayle on Tuesday and the subject of New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor’s new book, The Obamas, came up. In it, Mrs. O. is characterized as a behind-the-scenes force in the Executive Mansion.
“I never read these books,” she said in the interview that aired today. “So I’ve just gotten in the habit of not reading other people’s impressions of people.”
And, she said, “I guess it’s just more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here. That’s been an image people have tried to paint of me since the day Barack announced, that I’m some kind of angry black woman.”