Michelle Obama Tells Oprah: 'We Are Feeling What Not Having Hope Feels Like'
CBS has aired of portion of its forthcoming interview between Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey today.
The three minute video finds the two discussing the idea of hope (the slogan that Michelle's husband Barack Obama ran on during his 2008 presidential campaign on), in which Michelle offers a very candid response in regards to this year's presidential election.
"We feel the difference now," Michelle said. "Now we're feeling what not having hope feels like. Hope is necessary; it's a necessary concept, and Barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was a nice slogan to get votes. He and I and so many believed that — what else do you have if you don't have hope?"
Towards the end of the preview clip Michelle also alludes to President-elect Donald Trump, and how he will not be able to fill the role of POTUS quite like Barack.
"Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, hey, it's gonna be okay," she said. "Let's remember the good things that we have. Let's look at the future. Let's look at all the things that we're building. All of this is important for our kids to stay focused and to feel like their work isn't in vain. That their lives aren't in vain. What do we do if we don’t have hope, Oprah?"
The full interview between Michelle and Oprah will air in full this coming Monday, December 19 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. This will serve as Michelle's last interview as First Lady of the United States.
CNN recently aired a two hour special on Barack, where the news outlet explored his most successful and disappointing political moves, as well as examined the gridlock that impacted the 44th president's tenure.
In a snippet from the special Barack talked about the racism he encountered as president, offering:
"I think there's a reason attitudes about my presidency among whites in northern states are very different from whites in southern states," Obama said. "Are there folks whose primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign — the other? Are those who champion the birther movement — feeding off of bias? Absolutely."
Check out the clip with Michelle and Oprah below.