Speaking to talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Mrs Obama said America’s outlook had changed since Donald Trump won November’s election.
“Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like,” she said.
Look, I didn’t support Trump either, but the evidence directly contradicts her contention. Everything I see shows that people are much more hopeful, upbeat, and optimistic since the election. We see it in the markets. We see it in consumer confidence. We see it in employment indicators. I’ll concede that the bitter liberals that the Obamas hang out with are not hopeful, but the majority of Americans seem to be more hopeful that they were before the election.