FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA went berserk over a new book that paints an unflattering portrait of her – and it was just the latest in a series of temper tantrums the first lady has thrown over scathing criticism of her diva-like behavior and her spendthrift ways!
The book offers an inside look at Michelle’s outrageous behavior in the White House, and she went on a tear when she found out about it, blaming the staff for leaking the information, say sources. It all exploded on Jan. 9 when President Obama’s chief of staff Bill Daley suddenly resigned, the sources add.
And this isn’t the first time she has gone ballistic.
“Only a few weeks ago,Michelle threw a hissy fit when Barack suggested that they spend their winter vacation at Camp David because a Hawaiian vacation would bring more attention to her reckless spending,” a top political source in Washington, D.C., told The ENQUIRER.
“But she went crazy and yelled that she wasn’t going to spend two weeks in cold Maryland when Hawaii awaited – and he gave in.”
Now, Michelle is blaming the president for his inability to control the White House staff and the hurtful gossip they are spreading, the source added
. “She’s convinced that his aides have been leaking embarrassing details about her because they believe her extravagant behavior is hurting his re-election campaign,” said the source.
New insights into Michelle’s extravagant spending are revealed by author Jodi Kantor in “The Obamas,” and sources say the first lady is especially upset about Kantor’s account of an “Alice in Wonderland”- themed Halloween bash at the White House in 2009.
While local school kids were treated to a party that day, Kantor writes that the Obamas later hosted an “invitation-only” party for children of military personnel and White House bigwigs in the East Room.
To the delight of first daughters Malia and Sasha, “Alice in Wonderland” star Johnny Depp presided over a Mad Hatter’s tea party in full costume with “enormous stuffed animals in chairs and tiered serving plates with treats like bone-shaped meringue cookies,” writes Kantor, a New York Times correspondent.
But the president’s aides were so fearful the splashy party would be offensive “to jobless Americans – or their representatives in Congress” that the event “was not discussed publicly and…Depp’s contributions went unacknowledged,” according to the book.
Recently Obama had White House Press Secretary Jay Carney call it “irresponsible” for media to report the ”secret party,” labeling it an “event for military children.”
But a top source said: “The president’s reaction was too little, too late for Michelle. She lashed into him and said, ‘I HATE this place!’
ALL THE DETAILS are in the new ENQUIRER!