Michelle Obama Wants You To Know That The 2016 Election Was "Painful" For Her To Watch

After saying in 2008 that, "for the first time in my adult life, I'm proud of my country," Michelle Obama, after spending 8 years in the White House, has declared to Oprah that Trump's election marks the end of "hope" for America and, as such, was an extremely "painful" experience for her to endure on November 8th. 

But before we progress, here is a short blast from the past to set the tone:


Airing last night on CBS, Michelle, in her full interview with Oprah, declared that watching the 2016 election marked a "painful" moment in her life, saying: "You know, this past election was challenging for me as a citizen. To watch and experience. It was painful." 

Ironically, in between all the Trump bashing, Michelle took the opportunity to declare how "supportive" she and Barack are of the transition because it's "important for the health of this nation that we support the commander-in-chief."

“Words matter.  The words that we say moving forward, all of us, it matters. Which is one of the reasons why Barack and I are so supportive of this transition. Because no matter how we felt going into it, it is important for the health of this nation that we support the commander-in-chief.”

So, since "words matter", saying that the 2016 election marked the end of "hope" for America is Michelle's definition of being "supportive?"

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


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


Michelle also took the time to dispel rumors, once again, on whether she would seek public office in the future, saying "people don't really understand how hard this is." 

Yes, it does look incredibly exhausting.

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