First Lady Michelle Obama said that she is “feeling what not having hope feels like” since Donald Trump won the presidential election.
The First Lady sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview that will air on Monday but was previewed on “CBS This Morning.”
“We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like,” Obama 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. He and I and so many believe that. What else do you have if you don’t have hope?”
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Winfrey asked the First Lady if she thinks her husband’s administration had achieved his promise of hope for Americans.
“Yes. I do,” the First Lady said. “I feel like Barack has been that for the nation, in ways that people will come to appreciate. Having a grownup in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, ‘Hey it’s going to be OK.”
The full interview will air on CBS Monday at 8 p.m. ET and again on OWN on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.