Trump Pushes Back on Michelle Obama’s ‘No Hope’ Comment: ‘I Assume She Was Talking About the Past, Not the Future’

At what is scheduled to be the last of his “Thank You” rallies for the year in Mobile, AL on Saturday, President-elect Donald Trump addressed the recent comments of First Lady Michelle Obama in which she said, “(N)ow, we’re feeling what not having hope feels like.”

The President-elect told the crowd of rallygoers in Mobile that he disagreed with the First Lady’s assessment of people feeling as though that they don’t have hope.

“Michelle Obama said yesterday that there’s no hope,” Trump said. “But I assume she was talking about the past, not the future — ’cause I’m telling you, we have tremendous hope, and tremendous promise.”

Trump actually went on to praise the First Lady, and say that he felt that her comment was interpreted differently than what she’d intended.

“I actually think she made that statement not meaning it the way it came out, I really do,” Trump said. “Because I met with President Obama and Michelle Obama in the White House, my wife was there — she could not have been nicer. I honestly believe she meant that statement in a different way than it came out.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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