First Lady Michelle Obama Alludes to the Country Entering Into a Time of ‘Hopelessness’
With less than 40 days left till the Obamas leave the White House, First Lady Michelle graced us with one of her final interviews alongside none other than the incomparable Oprah Winfrey.
In the interview that will air on CBS Monday December 19 and again on OWN December 21, Michelle commented on her husband’s legacy and administration in comparison to the upcoming Trump administration that will soon take effect.
Though she did not mention Trump by name, the First Lady did allude to his administration representing hopelessness for many Americans.
“We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like,” Obama told Oprah Winfrey about the Trump administration.
She added, ““Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept and Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes,” Obama added, referencing husband President Barack Obama‘s campaign platform of hope and progress. “He and I and so many believe that — what else do you have if you don’t have hope? What do you give your kids if you can’t give them hope?”
Michelle also praised her husband on his legacy and the hope he brought for many Americans. “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,’ ” she said.
Well said, Michelle.
Check out a clip from Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Michelle below.