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Ex-Secret Service Agent felt helpless over racist abuse of Michelle Obama


Michelle Obama In Conversation At The O2 Arena

A former Secret Service agent is releasing a memoir called "Becoming Bulletproof" detailing her life while she protected Michelle Obama. She said often times she felt helpless and extremely frustrated at the racism being spewed at the former FLOTUS. Evy Poumpouras recalls one particular incident in her memoir, " I was on her protective detail when we were driving to a school to deliver a speech; we passed someone on a bridge holding up a shockingly racist sign directed at her. I remember feeling outraged — after all, it was part of our job to protect the first family mentally as well as physically. But if the first lady saw the sign, she gave no indication of it. We arrived at the school and she walked out with her head held high, ready to inspire all of the students eagerly waiting for her." Michelle Obama has spoken about the racism she faced during her time at The White House. She said, "Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color."


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