A former first lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, has disclosed that she was disappointed with the victory of former president Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election.
According to The CNN, Michelle stated this in her new book, “The Light We Carry”
“It shook me profoundly to hear the man who replaced my husband as president openly and unapologetically using ethnic slurs, making selfishness and hate somehow acceptable, refusing to condemn white supremacists or to support people demonstrating for racial justice,” she wrote.
Michelle also wrote that she and Barack Obama had founded their principles on “hope and hard work,” and that she was surprised when the country elected Trump.
“For eight years, we tried to live those principles out loud, recognizing that we made it as far as we had despite and maybe even in defiance of the bigotry and bias so deeply embedded in American life,” said Michelle Obama.
“We understood that our presence as Black people in the White House said something about what was possible. So we doubled-down on our hope and hard work, trying to inhabit that possibility.”
“Whether or not the 2016 election was a direct rebuke of all that, it did hurt. It still hurts.
“It felt like something more, something much uglier than a simple political defeat.” she wrote.