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Michelle Obama: ‘We are feeling what not having hope feels like’

Michelle Obama

Following the election of President-elect Donald Trump, Michelle Obama said many Americans now know what it’s like not to have hope.

“We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like,” she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview, a clip for which aired on CBS on Friday. “Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept and Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes.”

“He and I and so many believe that — what else do you have if you don’t have hope,” the first lady added. “What do you give your kids if you can’t give them hope?”

Obama said she believes her husband gave Americans something to believe in when challenges arose.

“I feel Barack has been that for the nation in ways that people will come to appreciate. Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, ‘Hey, it’s going to be okay. Let’s remember the good things that we have,'” she said.

More than one in three — 38% — of Americans think Trump will be a “poor or terrible” president, according to a Pew Research Center national survey released in December.

Obama, who insiders say doesn’t always enjoy campaigning, hit the trail hard in the weeks leading up to the November election to encourage Americans — primarily millennials, people of color and women — to vote for Hillary Clinton.

While the Democratic nominee did better than her rival with those groups, Trump received more Electoral College votes and thus won the election.

The whole interview with Obama airs during a special program on CBS on Monday at 8 p.m. ET and again on OWN on December 21 at 9 p.m. ET.

23 comments

  • Hopeful!

    Shame on her! If they were true Christians they would know there was always hope! Quit stirring up fear. Maybe some have lost hope due to the possibility of less “entitlement” programs that were received under the Obama Administration!

  • Opinion8d

    Ah, the grand enslavement of people by offering them ‘Hope’…..how about offering them an opportunity to get a good job, an education, live in a safe neighborhood??!?!?!

  • Ginger Williams

    Not sure what she’s talking about. For the first time in 8 years, I HAVE HOPE! I have hope that we will reduce the soaring deficit, I have hope that good jobs that have left the US over the last 8 years will return; I have hope that our borders can be secured from foreign invaders of all nationalities who don’t want to follow our laws.

  • confused

    Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, ‘Hey, it’s going to be okay. Let’s remember the good things that we have,’” she said. lol tell that to the kids who live in a shelter or car because the grownups job went over seas. Tell that to the kids who grownups have to decide between paying the rent or the health care premium. The white house dwellers don’t have to make that decision-they are covered both. People on assistance who REFUSE to look for work don’t either-they are covered for both. The Middle class paid for a lot the past 8 years. A lot. They voted and are hoping jobs come back, hoping for lower taxes, hoping for less cop shootings, hoping for less terrorism from unvetted peoples, basically hoping all the bad that happened over the last 8 years turns around.

  • Itsabouttime

    I wish she would just shut-up nobody wants to listen to your BS anymore Michelle. The American people have had enough of OBOZO … GET OUT!!!

  • deletedagain

    “More than one in three — 38% — of Americans think Trump will be a “poor or terrible” president, according to a Pew Research Center national survey released in December.”
    By their own figures 62% of the people DO HAVE HOPE. That’s based on what Trump MIGHT do. Remember the approval ratings of the Presidents during the last eight years? Based on their record while they were in office.

  • Peter B. Hurting

    I “hope” the door does not hit her in her big fat “bee donky donk ass” on the way out or else the taxpayers will have to kick in for sum new door! Just get the f–k out and leave us all alone!

  • Liberal Hypocrisy

    Ok…….She sounds like the rest of the Leftists who need safety pins, Play-doh and therapy dogs. Good lord these people are soooooo fragile. Eight years of hope and change has been repudiated by the people.

  • walloffthenorthside

    No Michael. Only you, Hillary and your liberal flock of sheep feel hopeless. The rest of America and the world for that matter feels pretty good and cannot wait until you and your Muslim sympathizing husband are gone for good.

  • Libsareliars

    The idiots at fox6 deleted my comment again. I guess their liberal agenda does not fit my comments so here we go again. Tell this dumb bi&@$ to shut her mouth and take her useless husband with her and leave this country. She is a total moron!!

    • Margie

      Michelle lost hers due to insurance fraud, Phil, and he lost his because he put false information on his application, nothing surprising there !

  • James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon

    I am hopeful that after 1/20/2017 I never have to stomach Lursa again. Once the prettier B’Etor sister is gone, I’m hopeful my grand kids will have school lunches that actually are lunches and not pig slop.

  • James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon

    Hillary lost! Keep saying that creep … over and over. Maybe after a while you’ll fully understand what it means to be relegated to irrelevant status. As to our guns, come on little dudette, if you going to make angry pathetic claims, at least try and make them sound adult.

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