On Thursday, Michelle Obama made her first public appearance since moving out of the White House. During her speech, Michelle had an emotional moment when she talked about how difficult it was for her to leave the White House.
reported that Michelle was criticized by conservatives after she was photographed during the inauguration glaring at the world in a side-eyed look that many interpreted as hostility toward the new president and first lady Melania Trump.
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While speaking at the American Institute of Architects convention in Orlando, Michelle revealed the real reason she looked this way.
“I didn’t want to have in my eyes because people would swear I was crying because of the new president,” Michelle said.
The former First Lady explained that leaving the White House was incredibly emotional for her.
“Leaving is just as quick as coming,” she said. “I’ve lived in the White House for longer than I’ve lived in any house that we’ve had, other than my childhood home.”
“You go from seeing people every day and hearing about their lives and giving them hugs and joking with them, and then you never see them again,” she said. “They’re on to the next family.”
“So that moment of transition, right before the doors opened and we welcomed in the new family, our kids were leaving out the back door in tears, saying goodbye to people, ” Michelle continued. “They had a sleepover, 港股交易 because of course on Inauguration Day, because my girls are so normal, they’re like, ‘Well, eight girls are gonna be sleeping here because its our last time, and we want pizza and we want nuggets.’ And it’s like, really?”
She went on to say that she will never run for office, much to the dismay of the millions of Americans who were hoping for a Michelle Obama presidency.
“I wouldn’t ask my children to do this again because, when you run for higher office, it’s not just you, it’s your whole family,” she said. “Plus, there’s so much more we can do outside of the office, because we won’t have the burden of political baggage.”
“So far, so good,” Michelle said of life outside the White House. “It hasn’t been that long, really. It’s been less than 100 days. I think everybody’s counting 100 days. We’re counting, too.”
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