Outgoing First Lady Michelle Obama gave an interview to Oprah that aired yesterday morning, December 19th. Where she discussed her and her husbands legacy as well as the ramifications of the previous presidential election that led to Donald Trump’s win. Obama old Winfrey,
“You know, this past election was challenging for me as a citizen. To watch and experience. It was painful.”
However, despite her support of Hillary Clinton she insisted she would support the Trumo administration during their transition. She said,
“Words matter. The words that we say moving forward, all of us, it matters. Which is one of the reasons why Barack and I are so supportive of this transition. Because no matter how we felt going into it, it is important for the health of this nation that we support the commander-in-chief.”
Obama had forcefully spoken out against Donald Trump on behalf of Clinton. Supporter her, stumping for her, and giving speeches for her. During her summer speech at the Democratic National Convention she called President Elect Trump a bully who was not representative of the American spirit. However, she never named him exactly.
After facing constant questioning about whether or not she would run for office she insisted she would not. She told CBS,
“People don’t really understand how hard this is.”
She said the following about her critics portraying her as an angry black woman,
“That was one of those things where you just sort of think, ‘Dang, you don’t even know me.’ You just sort of feel like, ‘Wow, where’d that come from?'”
It was quite the painful interview to watch.