The Obamas and the Trumps may have gone head-to-head in a heated U.S. election, but Michelle Obama insists that the bad blood is officially behind them.
In a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey, outgoing First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama says she welcomed Melania Trump with open arms.
The much-respected wife of Barack Obama spoke candidly with the media mogul as part of an interview for “Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House — An Oprah Winfrey Special”.
When asked if she had already passed on precious advice to President-elect Donald Trump’s wife, Obama shed light on the “nature of their meeting.”
“My offer to Melania was… you really don’t know what you don’t know until you’re here. The door is open, as I’ve told her, and as Laura Bush told me, and as other first ladies told me,” Obama revealed. “I’m not new in this ‘going high’ thing. I’m modelling what was done for me by the Bushes. Laura Bush was nothing but gracious and helpful, and her team was right there for my team all throughout this entire eight-year process.”
And when asked by Oprah whether her husband’s administration was willing to help Trump in his transition to power, the FLOTUS insisted that their ultimate goal is to see him succeed. “We will do whatever they need to help them succeed,” she replied. “That’s one of the things that I said to Melania: ‘When you get to a place to digest all this and you have questions’ — because you don’t have questions the day after the election. It’s just sort of like you’re looking around the house and, ‘What do you want to know?’ I don’t know what I should know, and I knew that. My door is open.”
The special television event airs Monday at 8 p.m. on CBS.