Michelle Obama recalls 'uncontrollable sobbing' after Trump won: 'No diversity, no color'

 March 8, 2023

According to admissions made in a recent podcast by former First Lady Michelle Obama, she experienced "uncontrollable crying" when President Donald Trump was inaugurated in 2017.

Mrs. Obama put on a stern public front on January 20, 2017, as she stood on the steps of the United States Capitol with her husband, the new president, and First Lady Melania Trump, as Breitbart News reported.

Yet she, like other Democrats, was silently crumbling.

Reports on Michelle’s Response

According to CNN, on Tuesday: 

"Michelle Obama broke down shortly after leaving then-President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the former first lady candidly shared in a new podcast, as the emotions of leaving their family’s home after eight years and resentment over Trump taking office overwhelmed her.

“'When those doors shut, I cried for 30 minutes straight, uncontrollable sobbing, because that’s how much we were holding it together for eight years,' Obama said, referring to her final trip aboard the presidential airplane."

Obama added a racial flavor to her remarks, decrying what she termed a "lack of diversity" among the Trump administration's new members, expressing disappointment that so many of them were white: 

"When they go low, we go high," Michelle Obama famously stated, asserting moral superiority over Trump. 

"There were tears, and there was feeling. But then to stand on that platform and see the polar antithesis of everything we stood for on display - there was no diversity, no color on that stage, no expression of the greater idea of America," Obama added. 

Significantly, Obama laughed and smiled onstage alongside former President George W. Bush - the guy she and her husband had attacked for years as they campaigned for "hope and change." 

"When they go low, we go high," Michelle Obama famously stated, asserting moral superiority over Trump.

Difference in treatment

Michelle Obama and Melania Trump are two radically different first ladies who have been in the public eye for various reasons. While Melania Trump was attacked for her dress choices and initially appearing meek in public, Michelle Obama was recognized for her support of education, healthy living, and military families. 

Michelle Obama is recognized as one of the most well-liked first ladies in contemporary history when it comes to public opinion. She continuously had a high approval rating thanks to the praise she received from many People for her elegance, intellect, and compassion. Becoming, Michelle Obama's autobiography, was also a best-seller, and her addresses at the Democratic National Convention and on the campaign trail received high praise. 

On the other hand, Melania Trump's presidency got off to a difficult start. She was criticized for her wardrobe choices and what some felt was a lack of public presence, but she also had fans who admired her determination to fight cyberbullying and commitment to children's issues.

Generally, Melania Trump received fewer positive reviews from the general public than Michelle Obama, who is largely recognized as a loving first lady. Both women had particular difficulties and possibilities while serving as first ladies, and their respective legacies will be molded by how well they each performed and how the public saw them.

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