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Night before Trump’s inauguration was ‘very emotional’: Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama in an interview Saturday night mentioned the night time earlier than President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017 was “very emotional.”

“The reality is, on that day I was shifting my youngsters out of the one home they’d actually grown up in,” the previous first girl informed Gayle King of CBS Information on the Essence Pageant in New Orleans. “I think that gets lost on people.”

She mentioned she was speeding to get her daughters and their associates out of the White Home after they’d had a sleepover the night time earlier than the inauguration.

“The girls didn’t get up,” she defined. “They’re all crying and they have their teddy bears and they’re moving slow and I’m like, ‘You’ve got to get up and get out of this house.’ And I don’t know where these kids are going, but they had to get up and out of that house. So you’ve got tears and I’m pushing people out a freight elevator and my kids are crying.”

Michelle Obama speaks to Gayle King during the 2019 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Michelle Obama speaks to Gayle King throughout the 2019 Essence Pageant on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in New Orleans. (Picture by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)


She mentioned she and former President Barack Obama then needed to meet with the Trumps.

“I didn’t want to go out and greet them with tears in my eyes because people would think I was crying for other reasons,” Mrs. Obama mentioned, based on CBS Information.

The previous first girl mentioned after eight years of watching her husband “get raked over the coals” and feeling like they needed to be excellent, “It was a lot emotionally that when I got on that plane, it was a release.”

She additionally spoke personally about marriage and motherhood, saying youngsters can “take up all the oxygen in the land.”


“That’s why they make the babies cute because you would leave them at the post office,” she joked.

She informed King an important factor in a wedding is for spouses to be equals.

“My husband is my teammate and if we’re going to win this sport collectively, he must be robust and he must be OK with me being robust,” she mentioned.

Mrs. Obama additionally waded into the 2020 election, telling King she and her husband are supportive of all of the Democratic candidates and plan to assist whoever wins the first as a result of the overall election is “so important.”

She appeared to criticize Trump with out utilizing his title.

“The leader of the free world with a tweet can start a war, can crush an economy, can change the future of our children,” she mentioned, including the subsequent president must have “deep seriousness and focus” and function “with a transparent base of info and concepts.”

“The chief of the free world with a tweet can begin a conflict, can crush an economic system, can change the way forward for our youngsters.”

— Michelle Obama

She mentioned she thinks her husband generally made the presidency look straightforward.

“I guess it’s kind of like if the black guy can do it, anybody can do it — and that’s not true. It’s a hard job.”

Obama mentioned individuals overlook what number of punches they took to win the White Home and that for a bit she was portrayed as “an angry black woman who was emasculating her husband.” Each Democrats and Republicans have been afraid of “the strength of a black woman,” she mentioned.


She added that she knew when she grew to become the primary girl she must “earn [her] grace.”

“I want all young girls out there to know – we all struggle with that, people of color, working-class folks, women of color – people try to define us in a negative way before we get a chance to get out there and tell our own stories,” she mentioned.

5 of the presidential candidates – Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren – additionally spoke on the competition earlier within the day.

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