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.”