Michelle Obama compares Donald Trump to a negligent parent who lets his kids 'eat candy all day'
Michelle Obama is finally being vocal about her thoughts on President Donald Trump and she did not hold back on conveying her thoughts on how she believes Trump is handling the administration. Talking during Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston on Thursday (April 5), she compared the two administrations.
Reflecting on the administration when Barack Obama was the president and looking at it now, she can see a lot of difference. "I think what we see is what happens when we take things for granted," Obama told Simmons President Helen Drinan as per People. "For the eight years Barack was president, it was like having the ‘good parent’ at home. The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time."
She then stated that Trump may have looked like a fun fit for the role, but it does not look like things are working out the way people really imagined it to be. "And now we have the other parent. We thought it'd feel fun, maybe it feels fun for now because we can eat candy all day and stay up late, and not follow the rules," she continued.
She then left it on the coming generation to see how they want things to turn out in the future. “I think it’s gonna take young people, the next generation of leaders, to determine what they want to be,” she added. “Voting has to be part of that equation.” When asked about the decisions Donald had been making ever since he became the president, Michelle took "a deep sigh".
She then compared how her husband Barack took the role and the way Donald has been dealing with things at the White House. “I think about what I’ve learned from my husband, and I’ve learned to watch him be a leader,” she said. “And a lot of what I’ve learned about temperament and patience that really comes from him. I think he was born with that DNA."
She continued, “What I learned is that as he said, the arc of history is long, and what we’re here to do is make a mark. And you do what you do because you know it’s the right thing to do, not because you’ll get credit for it, or because it says something about your personal legacy. You do the work because you’re slowly moving the needle. There are times in history when we feel like you’re going backward, but that’s part of the growth.”
Even though Michelle has learned a lot from Obama, she does not plan on walking his footsteps. “I don’t want to be president, I don’t think I should be president. I think I can do a lot of things, but that’s not one of them,” she told the audience. “And we have to find women who understand their gifts and know where to put them to use. I know what I’m good at."