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If you missed it, former first lady Michelle Obama sat down with Ellen DeGeneres for her first TV interview since leaving the White House and they dished about the “very scary” world under Donald Trump.

Mrs. Obama admitted that while there are many people who are concerned about the future of this nation, others don’t see fear.

“People are afraid,” she said. “But then there are people who feel good about the direction of the country. So that’s what makes this country complicated because it’s made up of so many different people from different backgrounds. We are this mosh pit of society and sometimes there’s a rub, Mrs. Obama explained.

“But the thing that we have to remember, the thing I learned in the eight years that I was in the White House, was that what we do every day in our lives, the good things that we do every day — and we know we do it — we show empathy, we care for each other. We do have a lot in common,” she said. “That’s what it means to lead with hope and not fear. And that’s all we have, is hope.”

She went on to say that no matter how hard it can be, you need to “love each other, to take care of each other, to show empathy.”

“You can’t do that only when people make you feel good or safe. We’ve got to do it all across the board. We have to be an open-hearted nation — and that’s who we are,” she said. “And that’s the truth of who we are, so you can’t lose sight of that. So let’s just keep living our lives like that every single day and forget what they’re saying in Washington. That’s not necessarily who we are. We know who we are and I know who this country is.”

To preview the “Ellen” episode, Obama took to her Snapchat to share some behind the scenes moments during the show’s taping.

During their conversation, she also told Ellen what was in that Tiffany’s gift that Melania Trump gave her on Donald Trump’s Inauguration.

“There’s all this protocol,” she explains. “This is like a state visit, so they tell you that you’re going to do this, they’re going to stand here. Never before do you get this gift, so I’m sort of like, ‘OK, what am I supposed to do with this gift?’” Obama says, narrating as a clip of the exchange playing on a large screen behind her and Ellen.

“Everyone cleared out and no one would come and take the box, and I’m thinking, ‘Do we take the picture with (it)?’ And then my husband saved the day — see he grabbed the box and took it back inside. But everybody cleared out — no staff, no one. I was like, ‘What do you do with the box?’”

Obama told DeGeneres that Mrs. Trump gave her “a lovely frame.”

Her appearance on the “Ellen Show” also happened to be for Ellen’s 60th birthday celebration.




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15 thoughts on “Michelle Obama Has Advice For People Who Feel ‘Fear’ Under Trump

  1. Oh, how I miss former First Lady Obama and former President Obama. The class that she has is so refreshing to see. Thank you Mrs. Obama for all that you continue to do for America. You are so uplifting and positive. You are a beautiful soul.

  2. hoodtechie on said:

    Lady please sit your horse mouth down.It was under your husbands reign that food stamps got cut, military benefits were cut, qualifications for parent plus loans were increased, deficit spending went up by the trillions. Not to mention that under his reign all the black people being killed by police happened while he was in office and he did nothing to address the problem.No your husband was the one we as black people should have been afraid of for sure. He did nothing in office that benefited black people, but he did increase the cost of healthcare in the form of obamacare.Now why don’t you and your dumbo eared, mom jeans wearing husband go somewhere and leave us alone, you have done enough damage to our communities.that’s my advice to you.

    • Go sit your country ass down somewhere. Get off this website. What has the racist in chief done for blk folk? I’ll wait on you to answer that. Obama was face with total obstruction from day one!!!!! For 8 yrs.bc he was blk. They didn’t want to raise the deficits, but they’re falling all over themselves doing it for the white man.

  3. Tony M on said:

    I love First Lady Obama, but with all due respect, she and President Obama will fare much better over the next few years than “ordinary” black people. I’m scared and angry because this racist regime is determined to destroy people of color.

  4. Passing Through!! on said:

    No need to fear let the incompetent fool continue to destroy himself and take the rest of the RepuoliKKKan dummies with him who support him and his buls**t. We can already see the economy is starting to fail because of push back of regulations and 40 republithugs won’t be seeking re-election next term.

  5. CNN poll showed 75% overall approval of SOTU speech so I guess she must be refering to the Dems who had their asses glued to their seats

    • U mean how’s those white thugs had their asses glued to their seats for 8 yrs when the blk man stood behind the podiud. AT least no one yelled u lied even though that’s what the racist in chief does daily. So get off your high horse, your massa is going to fall hard.

  6. I saw our gorgeous First Lady, Michelle Obama last week on Ellen’s show.
    Mrs. O basically said, “pay no attention TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!!!!!!!

    That is the way I interpreted her comment regarding living in the age of Chump!!!!!!!!

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