Michelle Obama reveals Melania Trump hasn't reached out to her since moving to the White House
Michelle also refused to judge whether the First Lady was doing a good job with her role and responsibilities
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has revealed that the current First Lady Melania Trump has not reached out to her since she moved to the White House even though she offered to help her, according to reports. Michelle, during an exclusive interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, also added that she would "never forgive" Donald Trump for the birther conspiracy theory, which questioned the legitimacy of Barack Obama's birth certificate.
When Roberts asked Michelle during the interview if the first lady had reached out to her since moving into the White House, the former first lady replied with: "No, she hasn't." Michelle also claimed that she and Melania approached their roles in very different ways. When she was asked if the FLOTUS was doing a good job with her role and set of responsibilities, Michelle said: "You know, one of the things you learn as a former, it's, like, I don't judge, what a current is doin', you know?"
"So I'd prefer not to, you know, speak on what she's doing versus what I did because I think every first lady approaches this job differently," the former first lady added.
Michelle, two days before the release of her memoir 'Becoming', also revealed that she did not think her husband could win the 2008 presidential elections because she "didn't think the country was ready."
Barack Obama, in 2004, was already a rising star in the Democratic party when he was asked to speak at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) and by 2008, the Illinois Senator announced his candidacy for president after his dramatic rise to fame. Michelle said that even though she supported his candidacy, she did not actually think that he would win.
"I think I did what a lot of black folks were doin'. We were afraid to hope because it's hard to believe that the country that oppressed you could one day be led by you, you know?" she told Roberts. "I mean, my grandparents, you know, lived through segregation. My grandfather, his grandfather was a slave, you know? So this, these memories were real. And they didn't think the country was ready. And, and so my attitude was a reflection of that skepticism," she said.
The former first lady also said that she was she was "hurt" because of the criticism she had to endure during her husband's campaign as she was personally insulted and her patriotism was questioned, reports state.
"I don't think we do each other a service by pretending like hurtful things don't hurt. And, that's what I've come to. ... I need to own that hurt. I need to talk about it. I need to put it out there for myself so that I can heal from it. But at the time, oh gosh, you know? I wasn't gonna allow myself to feel victimized from it because there was no time to hurt in that role," she said during the interview.