Usually, the former POTUS and FLOTUS stay out of the spotlight so the current administration can move forward. Not so with the Obamas. According to The Hill, in a recent speech at a tech conference in Utah, Michelle Obama felt compelled to comment—and comment negatively—on the current administration.
She said in the Thursday speech that right now President Trump is running the White House on fear. She compared that to her husband’s administration, which she said was “built on hope.”
“It isn’t just us first,” said the former First Lady, referring to Trump's "America first" policies. “We live in a big country and a big world.”
She added, criticizing the push to repeal her husband’s healthcare plan, "You can’t just want to help someone in a hurricane and not make sure they can go to the doctor when they’re sick.”
On Tuesday, President Trump reiterated those “America first policies that Michelle Obama seems so annoyed by. In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump emphasized that America would put its people first and other nations should do the same. This, he said, would bring international security and prosperity.
"As president of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you as the leaders of your countries will always and should always put your countries first," he said on Tuesday in New York.
Michelle Obama admitted “things are tough right now” and “we’re being tested,” but she didn’t seem to be referring to the string of natural disasters and threats from North Korea. Rather, she was referring to the current political climate. The former first lady says she "continues to be hopeful" that things will improve.
One audience member seemed to hope Obama could directly improve the political climate. How? By running for president in 2020.
Michelle Obama quickly replied,"Oh, no! ... Running for office is nowhere on the radar screen, but continuing in public service is something I will do for the rest of my life.”
One has to wonder if she's genuine, or if she’ll soon announce her candidacy. As if we need yet another Obama in office.
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