Ms. Rye said she is a very experienced traveler and has only been subjected to additional screening two other times in her life.
"This is probably the toughest presidential term in my lifetime," Ms. Rye said in an interview on CSPAN. "I think that a lot of what the president has experienced is because he's black. You know, whether it's questioning his intellect or whether or not he's Ivy League. It's always either he's not educated enough or he's too educated; or he's too black or he's not black enough; he's too Christian or not Christian enough. There are all these things where he has to walk this very fine line to even be successful."