Michelle Obama reveals miscarriage and condemns ‘reckless’ Trump in new book

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  • First lady’s two daughters conceived by in vitro fertilisation
  • Obama criticises Trump for encouraging ‘wingnuts and kooks’

She is one of the most famous women in the world and a personification of liberal nostalgia for a time when Donald Trump was merely a rich reality TV star. Now Michelle Obama has stepped back into the limelight with a memoir that combines the personal and political with rare candour.

America’s first black first lady reveals she her and her husband, Barack Obama, sought marriage counselling and struggled to get pregnant after she suffered a miscarriage. They underwent in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments to conceive daughters Malia and Sasha, now 20 and 17.

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