Despite not being the First Lady any longer, Michelle Obama seems to still wants to live like one, but now has the added benefit of not trying to keep up political appearances and also the advantage of a fully paid security team at all times. She hasn’t stopped rubbing elbows with Hollywood elites, as was evident at brunch this week along with something else shocked people saw.
The former First Lady was known for hosting lavish White House parties and putting rappers and their wives on the guest list, who she was seemingly desperate to be friends with. This socialite mentality appears to have stepped up a notch now that she’s not under citizen’s constant watch — or so she thought before what was just caught at her boozy brunch that has made many people irate.
Page Six reports that Michelle met up with Hollywood heavyweights, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, reporter Robin Roberts, and Oprah Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King at the swanky Breslin restaurant in New York City for brunch. The women were reportedly surrounded by a tight wall of Secret Service for their entire meal, which included champagne and bloody marys.
While sipping on adult beverages with your nice meal is really no big deal, it was the excessive security she brought along that was a foolish overuse of taxpayer funds for brunch. It’s ironic that the people who are so against the protection of a wall and use of firearms, including Michelle and her liberal lunch friends; required an armed barrier of protection around their booth.
Michelle probably feels like she “paid her dues” for eight years in the White House, which she used as her cool card to get the in with celebrities around the country. Many people feel like she exploited her role as First Lady for this reason and think that lunch outings like this show it.