Trump Responds To Michelle Obama's Claim That He Is The "End Of Hope" For America

Tyler Durden's picture

Michelle Obama appeared on Oprah yesterday and continued to ignore the unspoken, but widely acknowledged and obeyed, tradition of not bashing incoming administrations.  When asked whether Obama was successful at bringing "hope" to America, rather answer the question, the first lady decided to attack Trump by saying that "now we're feeling what not having hope feels like."

Is this Michelle's idea of "going high" when other "go low?"  Notice she didn't bother to offer any supporting evidence of how exactly Obama brought "hope" to Americans....could that be because there isn't any?

Oprah:  "Your husband's administration, everything, the election was all about hope.  Do you think that this administration acheived that?"


Michelle:  "Yes.  I do.  Because we feel the difference now.  See, now we're feeling what not having hope feels like."


Perhaps these 9 charts we posted back in September accurately depict the "hope" that Michelle spoke of (see "Harvard Crushes The "Obama Recovery" Farce With 9 Simple Charts"):



Or maybe these charts that we posted back in June better reflect Obama's "Hope & Change" mantra...unfortunately, while the data scores big on the "Change" factor, it's somewhat lacking on the "Hope" component (see "These Are The 9 Zero Hedge Charts Showing "Obama's Recovery" That Angered The Washington Post"):


Or perhaps this 16% decline in Black homeownership rates since 2004, which we discussed just yesterday, is more what Michelle had in mind (see "Obama "Housing Recovery" Crushes "Blacks, Young Adults" As Homeownership Rates Crash"):



Of course, never one to back down when attacked, Trump told a group of supporters at a rally in Mobile, Alabama that he assumed Michelle was "talking about the past, not the future."

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

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silverer's picture

I knew the democrats didn't have any clue about what 'Hope and Change' meant. It was something they projected from within themselves. Proof: Go talk to 10 libs and have them write it down. Every answer will be different.

knukles's picture

Racist, sexist, mysogonystic, whateverthefuckistic.

Talk about Pots Calling Kettles Black.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

I will be glad to see that gorilla leave the white house and go back in her cave. what a piece of shit liberal saying that to the country about the incoming president. no fucking class knuckle dragging baboon. i don"t blame Trump for not wanting to live in the White House after 8 years of housing monkeys, it will take 4 years to air the stink out.

WestVillageIdiot's picture

I tried to listen to her interview earlier today.  I made my way about 45 seconds into the interview.  I couldn't listen.  Michelle Obama sounded like a moron.  I'm not even talking about the content of her speech.  I am referring to the way she spoke.  She seriously sounded like a mentally deficient human being.  Of course the content was just terrible, as well.

underman's picture

"I tried to listen to her interview earlier today."

Why?  45 sec of your life you'll never get back.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Save_America1st Dec 17, 2016 11:20 PM

When they played part of Muchelle's comments on the radio this morning I just blurted out, "Stupid Idiot!"  My wife said to me, "I don't like name calling."  So, I told her that "...calling Muchelle a STUPID IDIOT was not name calling.  I was merely referring to her condition."  Now, if I had blurted out, "What a Wookie" that would be name calling.


bobbbny's picture

Of course we have hope.

We hope you leave the White House without stealing all the shit like the Clintons did.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) bobbbny Dec 17, 2016 11:48 PM

My favorite picture of the Wookie.  It puts it really in perspective.


Nemontel's picture

Michelle is right when it comes to her demographic, there is nothing Trump can do for them.

Handful of Dust's picture

Trump is smart now and does not get drawn into this BS. he makes a one sentence brief comment and moves on. Everyone understands the situation so there's no reason for Trump to dwell on it and then have MSM blare headlines that he maligned the negress.


The Obamas are on their way out so no sense in his even paying attention to their failed 8 years. Trump is way too busy creating jobs, shoring up friendships with allies, warning enemies, and filling his cabinet with highly qualified patriots.

jeff montanye's picture

although fictional, imo chewbacca was an admirable character in many ways that the obamas aren't: strong, loyal, technically proficient, friendly when appropriate, not at all when called for.  i even like his fur better.

from the obamas' perspectives, and those of their zionist, bankster controllers, the last eight years have been great, maybe as great as they hoped they would be.

for the great majority of people who voted for him, voted against him, or just coexisted (or, for millions in the wars, did not) with them, not so much.

Manthong's picture

Chewie... we tried your un-Constitutional non-natural born citizen war criminal husband’s f’ng “fundamental transformation” , now we get to experience fundamental restoration under a Constitutional natural born citizen.

Go F off and keep your mouth shut else all your dirty laundry will be spread out for all to see.

Got law license?

Oh, and we will get to see just what fraud was committed to get college scholarships back in the day.

Hope is just beginning.

We hope (but actually expect) you, like all scam artists, will trip your own fraudulent selves up.


..and oh.. oh... there are two words that Barry enshrined in an order which give the chief executive un-Constitutional power that you traitors should be wary of...

"Predator Drone".

They have them in Hawaii, too.


Bubba Rum Das's picture

Manthong, please; my Mastiff/ Pitbull cross is named Chewbacka; if he finds out that your comparing his namesake to that sack of shit Michael Obama, his feelings will definately be hurt...

Save_America1st's picture

I guess it's possible she was talking about no hope for her home planet Kashyyyk:

We may have just misinterpretted her since English isn't her native language.

You have to use the Wookie Translator:

If you type in "no hope" in the Wookie Translator it comes out as something like this:  uughguughhhghghghhhgh aaaaahnr


Manthong's picture

My apologies to the pit bull pooch.

I am sure that he/she is way more cuddly than the wookie.

..and prolly less hairy.

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) Manthong Dec 18, 2016 11:36 AM

What's amazing to me is that the Donald actually had the time to learn how to speak 'Wookie'...


if anything, I think the 'takeaway' from this is that I won't have to be bothered in any way of Donald or Melania ever showing up in an OPRAH interview...

Chandos's picture

 i even like his fur better.


Funny. Thanks for that.

WorkingFool's picture

Obama has and continues to divide.  Why?  Because that is their goal. These are ideolgically driven evil people who have created more death, misery and poverty all while claiming to want to help the very people they have decimated.  Obama, just another word for shit. Speaking of shit, I have to go take an Obama.

Antifaschistische's picture


1.  I hope my EBT card will give me a year end bonus

2.  I hope my children will get a job even though I never encouraged them to excel in school

3.  I hope I can get a new Dodge Magnum with blades and a boombox

4.  I hope Obama give me new cell phone


..."hope" has come to represent everything that isn't 'hard work and self determination'

Automatic Choke's picture


Your husband told working, producing, inventing. tax-paying, fruitful people that "you didn't invent that".

He said that govt was responsible for all accomplishments.    That is bullshit.   I have a Ph.D. in physics.  I have worked my entire career inventing, refining, developing, and producing.   The "marketing folks" who seem to think they run everything have no clue what is involved.   Folks who think that government invented everything are shouting their ignorance of what makes modern society run.   You want to make technology?  You need sub-micron lithography semiconductor production.  You want to feed people?  You need high productivity agriculture, including GMO.  You want to keep all the lights on and the houses warm when the polar vortex swirls around?   You need power....petro, nuke, hydro.    Your fantasy world of producing by unicorn farts and pupy kisses has no basis in reality.   Get a life.   Better yet, go back to college and study something real.


HedgeJunkie's picture

I'm still not so fond of GMO shit.  I prefer natural.(To each his own.)

To the rest, total agreement.

And, since AZ Sheriff Arpaoe proved Obama's birth certificate is a fake.  Everything he singed would be ineffective and unconstitutional.  Therefore, void.  That means everything, ObummerCare, executive orders, every fucking police state bills...EVERYTHING.

We've spent eight years in the twilight zone.

And, Michael, go fuck yourself.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Barry's mother was American and therefore Barry is an American. That's the law.

The issue they attempted to obfuscate via this birth certificate issue, was that he fraudulently said he was a foreigner to gain college admittance and financial aid.

MickV's picture

Natural born Citizen is the requirement, not "citizen" or "citizen at birth".

That is one born in the US of 2 US citizen parents (or a single US Citizen mother), where no allegiance to any other foreign power exists.


"The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners". Minor v Happersett 88 US 162, @167 (1875); and also Wong Kim Ark, 169 US 649 @680 (1898)

chubbar's picture

My understanding is that a minor can not convey citizenship to her offspring, she was 17 at his birth. His father was either an indonesian or UK citizen, don't remember. Therefore the father would have been the one to convey citizenship, which would not have been US. (as I understand the argument). However, we still don't understand how Obama has a SS number that was issued in Connecticut to one Harrison Bounell who died in the 80's? As you may recall, before the SS administration changed the rules during this controversy, each state had its own "prefix" that identified a person holding a SS number with that prefix to the state he/she was born in. Of course one could apply for a SS number well after birth if one didn't get one upon birth. BUT, why would Obama apply to get a SS number from Conn. when he was 16 when he never lived there and reportedly never even visited there? Also, the SS administration does not re-issue SS numbers from deceased holders of that number. So, fraud has occurred in this respect regardless of the birth certificate issue. Obama is a manchurian president, I hope we can get to the bottom of this at some point.

cro_maat's picture

I doubt that anyone in government will get to the bottom of this issue. To do so would expose the fact that there are 2 United States (see the act of 1871): 1. D.C. and the territories and 2. the 50 states of America.

All of those "illegal" executive orders are only applicable to the citizens of #1. The real fraud that is never talked about is that 99.9% of Americans are domiciled in #1 and no longer have constitutional rights but have civil rights and are considered government employees. If states utilized the 10th ammendent on a regular basis we could drain the DC swamp pretty quick.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Great to see this knowledge being spread.  Filing a 1040 is also not required as we're not in their jurisdiction, unless we intentionally elect to place ourselves there by filing one, and can "revoke the election" through using the IRS code.

And if someone (in government, I believe -- I'm still learning these things myself) files a "complaint" against you, file a "claim" against them first before answering their complaint.  Claims take precedence as they're in common law, not administrative law.  (Please correct me if I'm wrong.)

chimchim's picture

The bigger issue is that that "Kenyan" isn't his father. His father is F.M.Davis.

Kprime's picture

you do understand every plant in nature has been genetically modified, by nature?

beemasters's picture

I prefer nature-modified myself. Only nature should own seeds and anybody can/should be able to save seeds...I'm not with greedy corporations who will not hesitate to sue ordinary farmers whose fields contaminated by their GMO crops, instead claiming these farmers have stolen seeds. And I'm certainly NOT in favor of Roundups.

cro_maat's picture

Despite the fact that Monsanto was just acquired by I.G. Farben (Nazi war engine), I think their days are numbered. Russia banned all GMO crops and their exports of food exploded right after. Americans pay a premium for Non-GMO verified food and their is an open source movement in farming that will eventually put large industrial farms on the extinction list. Monsanto can only live in a world where they dominate. This will only happen in a fascist NWO lockdown.

ForTheWorld's picture

Hybridisation in nature via natural methods is vastly different to modifying specifc genetic material in a petri dish. If we were to follow Survival of the Fittest, hybridisation sees the best offspring thrive and the worst die off, but GMO species don't play that way - they need more and more chemical assistance to thrive (pest/insect/herb-icides, fertilizers etc.).

BarkingCat's picture

It gets better than that.

If he was truly not constitutionally qualified to be president then every single death that he caused is a case of murder.

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) HedgeJunkie Dec 18, 2016 11:43 AM

Hold on for a moment here...


From what I glean, 'Chewbacca' knows how to make okra magically grow itself during the month of July (which is the only time it grows), while spending the whole time with a cast of Aunt Jemimas on an month long vacation in Alhambra, (on the taxpayers expense)... Then ~ as if to put icing on the cake, make the same okra harvest itself, then jump into Tiffany boxes by itself to then 'gift' to foreign heads of state (whilst, after the exhausting Alhambra vacation, the aforementioned 'Wookie' was 'recuperating' in Martha's Vineyard)...


That ought to count for something! (the GHETTO has talent)!

no ice's picture

What are you a Monsanto troll?  GMO my ass.  That shit kills everything.  Eat your GMOs.  Kellogg's and the fast food industry will love you. The pharmaceutical industry will love you, too.  We're not a bunch of robotic, useless eaters who need substandard, cheap, genetically modified food to dumb-down our children and shorten our lives.  I like my food real.

The Obama administration fully supported and welcomed Monsanto, Dow, Bayer and the likes while shunning the small-time local farmer.  This country needs to support local farmers who are doing things the right way.  My local farmer does not destroy the land or people's health. Genetically modified crops do.  Beyond me how you got even one up vote, unless the chemical giants and Obama administration are reading your post.  

Check out and to learn more.

Nuclear energy??  Let them put a fucking nuke plant in your backyard.  



New_Meat's picture

Hey no ice, welcome to ZH, kid.  Please could you stop by the _Meat household?  We had about 11 cm of global climate change dumped on us yesterday and it turned to ... well ... ice.  We do want to get rid of it and I'm hoping  that your steaming piles of enviro-crap can melt it before we return to  the deep freeze.  We're all one with "Minnesotans for Global Warming" these days.  Time Magazine could run a cover on that, but then again, who would see it?

And since you hate nuclear and by inference from your comments fossil power, that limits your use of electricity to about 10% and that only during the day when the solar power might or might not work.

Prolly u should move to SanFran, where NIMBY is a way of life.


- Ned

IntTheLight's picture

Africa has contributed nothing to advance humanity. The civilizational advancements that you see in Africa are the result of colonization and trillions in aid from the West. To expect a product of Africa to show respect or gratitude is a foolish endeavor. Some people and some races are simply net takers. Left to their own devices, Africans would still live in mud huts with no written language, no rule of law, no agriculture, etc.

What angers me is that they are such cruel, violent people who show no symptoms of largess, empathy, sympathy or gratitude. They want something for nothing. And their demands are never ending. Their contributions are nil.

StagStopa's picture

Hmm. Ever seen the great pyramid?


Offthebeach's picture

Tell a Egyptian he's a African.

New_Meat's picture



Well, she's already admitted that shw wouldn't have been foisted off on Princeton (not even close to the world's most perfect University) except for the accident of her birth.

Might be several possibilities of how she could or could not read this.  But the No. 1 reason has to be that ZH is hatefilled fake news.

B1G mNy's picture

This may be one of the best comments I have read today. Well said.

r3phl0x's picture

Like most Democrats in power, they thought that all of the nation's wealth was theirs, to seize and redistribute as they see fit. While they are hardly in favor of small government anymore, at least the Republicans are a few % gentler on taxation.

new game's picture

so the downtrodden negros sit around and watch oprah as the rallying cry for moar? moar hope? so fucked up i could get very upset, but because the fuks still exist i must show restraint. meanwhile the real people(blacks and whites) are out busting their ass for aliving so these low life snow flake fuks can sit around and worship the fat black bitch. libtard program to brainwash moar libtards and keep these fuks believing they have been fuked by the whitey hopers...

digress to lol...

new game's picture

yup, nemontel. a smart person sums up the mental state and makes no comment. now, that is tollerance!

we have to live with these fuks and show some form of indifference to their mental condition. 

so is this porgressiveness? are we drawn to there level by being tollerant? just askin...

Stuck on Zero's picture

The "Hope" she is referring to is the hope by women everywhere to live like her i.e. like a snotty, pampered, spoiled, prima donna Queen spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on fawning attendants, vacations, and personal vanity.