‘Mission accomplished’ – Michelle Obama visits St. Louis, signs books undercover at Target

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ST. LOUIS – Former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama recently paid a visit to St. Louis. Her travels included quite an intriguing shopping trip.

Obama visited St. Louis earlier this week to speak at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. Looking to make an impact on the St. Louis region, she didn’t stop just there.

On Friday, Obama shared a video of her adventures at one Target store. She says it came during her recent trip to St. Louis as she planned “to run a few errands and check out the paperback of my book, The Light We Carry.”

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Sources have confirmed with FOX 2 that Obama shopped at a Target in south St. Louis County earlier this week. Target officials declined to comment on her visit.

A videographer helped Obama document her shopping trip from start to finish. Right from the start, before she left her car, she had a special mission in mind.

“We are on a mission. It’s a secret mission,” said Obama in the video. “I had the crazy idea. I heard my paperback is out and it’s in Target. So we are going to go undercover because I have not seen my book actually in a Target store. So we are going to try to do this low-key.”

She starts by checking out an area near sports equipment. She later finds one section of the store populated with dozens of her books.

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After a quick moment of celebration, Obama swiftly signs six books, placing at least two back on top of piles.

After that, Obama picks up a shopping basket to pick up some items for herself, her pets and her husband, Barack, the 44th U.S. President.

Obama then checked out several items nonchalantly and left the store. “Mission accomplished,” she says as she heads back into her car.

Michelle Obama served as the U.S. First Lady from 2009 to 2017. She was the first African-American First Lady in U.S. history.

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