Michelle Obama Tells Oprah: ‘Now We’re Feeling What Not Having Hope Feels Like’

During an interview with Oprah, First Lady Michelle Obama talked a lot about 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.”

The 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.

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