Michelle Obama's Long-Time Aide Describes Working For The First Lady

Michelle Obama's Long-Time Aide Describes Working For The First Lady

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Melissa Winters will be the first to tell you she never intended to get into politics, but somehow the woman with no interest in a political career ended up working as the Chief of Staff for Michelle Obama. If you've ever wondered what working for the 44th FLOTUS is like, wonder no longer. Melissa is dishing the dirt for us.

Melissa and Michelle Obama At The White House.

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Melissa first started working for Michelle Obama before her husband was elected as President. During the 2008 campaign, the two became particularly close.

"She and I just really got along, and we had fun. We had some really good heart-to-hearts. But at the same time, campaigning is grueling. People are always trying to figure out what is the role of the spouse and how seriously do we take them? What we were seeing and feeling on the road was tangible, and people were responding to Michelle Obama."


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Melissa describes the night Obama won the primary.  She said they sat in Michelle's room and ate wings and french fries, and drank champagne and celebrated.

iParty with Michelle Obama.

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