Michelle Obama says 2016 US Election hurt her
US First Lady Michelle Obama said last election was very “painful” for her. Talking to Oprah Winfrey in White House, Monday on CBS, Michelle rejected any plan for running for office in near future.
Michelle who emerged as a vocal critic of the Republican Party’s Presidential candidate Donald Trump during blast Election, revealed that “This past election was challenging for me as a citizen to watch and experience. It was painful.”
But she and her husband Obama still support Trump’s Presidency, as “it is important for the health of this nation that we support the commander-in-chief,” Michelle added. She said the duo took the decision since “this is what’s best for the country.”
Michelle shared her hopes for the country, as the couple prepares to leave the White House and remain ordinary citizens. “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,” she added. Michelle said, hope already carried her in life.
“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 described how President Obama has given new hope and security for millions of Americans during his tenure. She also said that her husband has provided a source of calm and comfort for Americans during his eight years in office.
“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,” Michelle added.
“I always said to myself this would be really hard if I were 20 or 30, I look at these young celebrities, and I just feel for them,” she told the host.