America is now a country without hope, Michelle Obama has said.
Asked by Oprah Winfrey if her husband’s administration had lived up to its promise of hope, the first lady said yes, adding: “Because we feel the difference now. Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like. Hope is necessary.”
In what is likely to be Obama’s last interview of the year, she suggested that Americans would miss “having a grown-up in the White House”, drawing a clear contrast between her husband and the man who will replace him on 20 January, Donald Trump.
And she compared the nation to a toddler who falls over and looks to their parent to know if they should cry or not.
While the president has refused since the Nov. 8 election to repeat his criticisms of Trump, his wife comes off as less accepting of the outcome. ‘All of this is important for our kids’
Melania is an excellent mother and portrayed an elegant businesswoman destined to be the perfect first lady.
She shies away from the spotlight, preferring to remain behind the scenes.
She’s so smart, speaks fluently 5 langugagues: Slovenian, German, French, Serbian and English.
“She’d be great at picking out the china patterns; she’d be a classic first lady,” said stylist Phillip Bloch, who has worked with both of the Trumps and attended fashion shows with her.
One of the roles of the first lady is to turn the White House into their home, with the help of a team of interior designers and the Committee for the Preservation of the White House – on which the first lady automatically sits.
She will take up some causes close to her heart.
In October, in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, she gave the first sense of what that could be.
“I see now in 21st century, the social media, it’s very damaging for the children,” she said. “We need to guide them and teach them about social media because I see a lot of negativity on it and we need to help them.”