(POLITICO) President Barack Obama’s administration achieved the platform he ran for president on: hope, according to first lady Michelle Obama, who implied that many Americans no longer have that hope as President-elect Donald Trump transitions into the White House.
“We feel the difference now. See, now, we’re feeling what not having hope feels like, you know,” the first lady told Oprah Winfrey in an interview excerpt broadcast Friday on “CBS This Morning.”
Trump savaged his rivals with disparaging nicknames and ran a campaign more focused on his celebrity than his policies. He railed against Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, vowing to “make America great again,” but alienated segments of the population with pledges to temporarily ban Muslims, build a border wall and deport millions of undocumented immigrants.
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