Michelle Obama appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show last night for the last time as First Lady, and during the hour-long episode she made a promise that most Americans aren’t going to like.
Just about every First Family before the Obamas quietly left Washington and allowed the incoming administration to go to work putting forth their agenda as mandated by the voters. Unfortunately for us, it doesn’t appear as if the Obamas are going to be following this tradition, according to what Michelle had to say on Fallon last night.
According to the Daily Caller, she told “The Tonight Show” host that despite the fact she didn’t even want to move to Washington to begin with, now she doesn’t want to leave.
“It is nuts,” Michelle said. “I feel like crying right now and I didn’t think it was going to be that emotional. It has been super emotional for all of us in ways that we didn’t expect.”
She also lamented that there’s kids in the country “afraid” for the future, and seemingly took a veiled swipe at the country for electing Trump into office.
“I don’t want them to be afraid. I want them to embrace the future and know that the world is getting better,” she said, before suggesting we’re about to go into troubled times. “We have bumps in the road. We have ups and downs but I want our kids to move forward — I don’t care where they come — from with strength and with hope.”
Later in the interview, Michelle told Fallon that she’s trying to make the transition as smooth as possible for the Trumps.
“We’re all trying to get stuff done, and we’ve seen that decency and were trying to emulate that decency, so were going to be supportive to the Trump administration as much as we can,” she said, before stating she doesn’t want the president-elect to do away with her horrible school lunch program and making a terrifying promise – she’s going to keep pushing her and her husband’s agenda from behind the scenes, even though it was widely rejected.
“I’m not done. I’m too young. I’m too young to stop,” she said. “We’ve made plans for the continuation of all that we’re doing. I will continue to stay involved with these issues as long as I live.”
Too young, eh? So was this a preview into 2020, when Democrats will need an incredibly strong candidate to unseat Trump?
I’ll leave that for you to decide, but with her saying how “sad” she is to be leaving the White House, then later saying she’s not “done” fighting for what she believes in, one has to wonder if she’s pondering a run for the White House.