Michelle Obama sat down for her final interview as First Lady, and it was extremely raw and real.
Michelle Obama talked to Oprah Winfrey for a CBS Special, and discussed the hope that propelled her husband into the presidency.
Oprah — who gave a couched endorsement to Donald Trump after he won the election because seeing him interact with President Barack Obama gave her “hope” — asked the FLOTUS if she thought the Obama administration had truly delivered hope to the people, which led to her saying this:
I do, because we feel the difference now. See, now, we’re feeling what not having hope feels like … I feel Barack has been that for the nation in ways that people will come to appreciate. Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, “Hey, it’s going to be okay. Let’s remember the good things that we have.
OUCH. 100% true. Having no hope is exactly how I have felt, and how many feel right now.
Michelle’s thinly-veiled swipe at Trump, who tends to fly off the handle on Twitter when something happens that upsets him, was a sort of extension of her fiery campaign speeches for Hillary Clinton during the election.
“Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes,” she said.
Michelle repeats previous assertions that America needs “an adult” in the White House, saying the country’s president should provide stability and inspiration.
Michelle said, “Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis, ‘Hey it’s going to be ok, let’s remember the good things we have, let’s look at the future, let’s look at all the things that we’re building…All of this is important for our kids to stay focused and to feel like their work isn’t in vain, that their lives aren’t in vain. What do we do if we don’t have hope?”
She says she believes the US public will come to appreciate Barack Obama’s impact with time.