Michelle Obama’s pre-game support of Beyonce’s ‘racist’ halftime – was she in on it?

Michelle Obama’s pre-game Super Bowl fluff interview revealed that she “cared deeply about the halftime show,” even coordinating her outfit for Beyonce’s approval.

President and Mrs. Obama sat down Sunday with “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King, a family friend, for what has become a tradition — a pre-Super Bowl interview.

Sunday’s performance was a far cry from the contentious exchange that occurred two years earlier with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. In fact, it was nothing short of a love fest that threatened to ruin the day for serious sports fans.

Joined by the first lady for the first time, it was a given that the Obamas complained — about such things like bad Wi-Fi service at the White House — before discussing first dates and post-presidency plans, among other hard-hitting topics.

The first lady said she cared “deeply about the halftime game show,” likely because pal Beyoncé, one of this year’s halftime performers, was planning to get political in support of Black Lives Matter.

“I got dressed for the halftime show,” Michelle said. “I hope Beyoncé likes what I’ve got on.”

Mrs. Obama was dressed in all black, we assume in simpatico with the artist’s dancers who performed in wardrobes that resembled the Black Panthers. The only thing missing was a Black Panther beret. Furious Americans are expressing their disappointment and outrage that the Super Bowl halftime show was allowed to be hijacked for political purposes and given a racist, black power theme.

But the overall message for viewers was that when it comes to watching the big game, the Obama family is “like everybody else.”

In fact, Mrs. Obama jokingly tried to convince King that she cooked “all day” for Sunday’s game.

“Don’t let her tell stories, now,” the president chimed in with a laugh.

Not that it was necessary for the president to do so, as the image of Michelle Obama spending hours over a hot stove just doesn’t come to mind.

If the above exchange didn’t send the contents of one’s stomach back up in search of air, perhaps this lovely little game of “I love it when…” will do the trick:

The reaction on social media clearly shows that unlike an adoring media, most Americans are long over the allure of “hope and change” that Obama transfixed a nation with seven very long years ago.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

Tom Tillison


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