In an interview with the queen of talk show, Oprah Winfrey, outgoing US first lady Michelle Obama shared her dismay at the point of hopelessness that is about to hit America with the new regime-in-waiting.
In response to Oprah’s question on whether President Obama had achieved the “hope and change” he promised while campaigning in 2008; the US first lady had this to say:
“We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like,”
“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.”
“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?”
“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,'”
Without mentioning Donald Trump’s name, she was clearly making reference to him like she did during Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
To the best of her knowledge, her husband, Obama gave Americans something to believe in when challenges arose.
Did you know that according to a Pew Research Center national survey released in December, 38% of Americans believe Trump will make a “poor or terrible” president?
The outgoing US first lady seems to be echoing the minds of many American citizens since Trump became president-elect.
With a little more than one month to hand over, Michelle says she would definitely miss the white house. As usual report says her speech during her last holiday party at the White House left “White House staffers in tears.”
“I’m going to miss waking up to this, having access to this anytime I want. But on the flip side … it’s time.”