First Lady Michelle Obama treated her close friend, Dr. Anita Blanchard, to a trip to Spain after recently losing her father. Dr. Anita Blanchard is an obstetrician that delivered both of Michelle’s daughters. Her father passed a month ago, and Michelle Obama could not attend the funeral.
The source told Chicago Sun-Times that “(Obama) felt it was important as a dear friend to do this.”
Surrounding controversy of Michelle Obama’s expensive trip, Dr. Anita Blanchard had paid her own expenses. She is the wife of Marty Nesbitt, who was the treasurer of Obama’s presidential campaign fund.
According to Vitals.com, Dr. Anita Blanchard is a board-certified OB/GYN. She completed her medical degree at the top-ranked University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1990.