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Here’s Michelle Obama last week in China:
“It’s very rare that I have the opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and it’s even more rare to have the opportunity to travel with three generations — with my daughters, and with my mother,” she said. “And it is no accident that one of our first trips as a family is here to China.”
Sure, and she also intrudes on school lunches very rarely.
It depends on what your definition of “very rare” is:
And that doesn’t include last year.
Rare? The facts argue otherwise. CNN has a photo gallery of FLOTUS’ overseas trips. Since becoming First Lady in 2009, Michelle Obama has visited Africa (2013), Northern Ireland and Germany, South Africa (2011), Mexico City, Haiti, India, Copenhagen. Those are official visits, at a rate of more than two overseas trips per year.
Mrs. Obama has also taken a series of overseas vacations that include trips to Spain and France…
As a matter of fact, FLOTUS was in China just one year ago. But maybe “very rare” translates to “a hell of a lot” in Mandarin.