Michelle Obama said that the White House needs a “grown-up” in times of crisis and America will come to appreciate President Barack Obama.
Mrs Obama said the election had reinforced her view that her husband’s administration was able to inspire hope. “Because we feel the difference now … now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like,” she said.
“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. “I mean, he and I and so many believe … what else do you have if you don’t have hope?
Speaking at the final rally of his post-election “thank you” tour, the President-elect responded to the comments, saying she “must have been talking about the past” when she said there was no sense of hope after the election.
The Obamas campaigned aggressively against a Trump presidency and argued that the businessman was unfit to be president.