Michelle Obama says US experiencing hopelessness
The Voice (UK):
Michelle Obama has opened up about her thoughts on Trump and reflecting on President Obama’s legacy in an upcoming televised interview.
In the interview, which took place with Oprah Winfrey and airs on Monday 19, Mrs Obama spoke candidly about the 2016 presidential election results and what she believes is on the horizon for America.
When President Obama ran for office in 2008, “hope” and “change” were the mantra of his campaign, and according to Michelle Obama the November election results signifies that the nation is beginning to sense what hopelessness feels like, reports the New York Times.
“Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept. And Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was a nice slogan to get votes. He and I and so many believed that … what else do you have if you don’t have hope?," said Michelle.
"What do you give your kids if you can’t give them hope? “We are feeling what not having hope feels like. We feel the difference now.”
During the sit-down, Michelle Obama discussed what it was like to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and the legacy that she will leave behind as the first African-American First Lady.
First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House – An Oprah Winfrey Special was executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Tara Montgomery, and will air on CBS on December 19 at 8 p.m. ET.