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How Barack Obama picked Michelle as wife - David Garrow

Updated Thursday 4 May 2017 15:21
How Barack Obama picked Michelle as wife  -  David Garrow
New revelations have emerged on how the immediate past United States’ President, Barack Obama, got to marry his wife Michelle.

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Obama, as revealed, was deeply involved with another woman before actually meeting and getting married to Michelle.

This was contained in a new book, Rising Star: “The Making of Barack Obama,” written by David Garrow.

The book says Obama proposed Sheila Miyoshi Jager, a woman he dated in the 80’s, who rejected his proposal twice before he met and married his wife, Michelle Obama.

Miyoshi Jager is of Dutch and Japanese descent.

Garrow says Obama met Jager in the mid-’80s when he was doing community work in Chicago.

He further disclosed that when he interviewed Jager, she told him that even back then, Obama had a strong belief he’d someday become President of the United States.

She also told the author that the former US President had, “a deep-seated need to be loved and admired.”

She added that in 1986 Obama asked her to marry him, but her parents were opposed because they thought she was too young to get married, so she turned him down, but they continued dating.

Garrow says, Obama’s presidential ambitions became a centerpiece of their relationship, which caused a conflict between them because he worried that marrying a non-African-American wife would do him political damage.

Garrow says he, “felt trapped between the woman he loved and the destiny he knew was his.”

Obama then went to Harvard Law School in 1988 and the relationship became strained but Jager says Obama again asked her to marry him before he left, but she was off on a research trip to Seoul and rejected his proposal, for the second time.

Obama then met and started dating Michelle after their first year in law school but, according to Garrow, he was still occasionally seeing Jager. But when he solidified his relationship with Michelle, he stopped seeing Jager.
Jager is now a professor of East Asian Studies at Oberlin College.

-DailyPost NG

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