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Michelle Obama Tells Oprah She and Barack Will Support Trump 'for the Health of This Nation'


In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired Monday night on CBS, outgoing First Lady Michelle Obama struck a conciliatory tone regarding President-elect Donald Trump. NBC News reports:

The first lady said it was important “for the health of this nation” that she and her husband, President Barack Obama, support President-elect Donald Trump, even though she said some political leaders didn’t support her husband’s presidency.

“So we’re going to be there for the next president and do whatever we have to do to make sure that he is successful, because if he succeeds, we all succeed,” Obama told Winfrey

Of course, that was couched among other comments which reiterated misgivings about how Trump conducted himself during the campaign.

“For all the people out there, they have to understand that, as I’ve said time and time again, words matter,” she said. “And they matter most to our kids, our young people. And the words that we say moving forward, all of us, it matters, which is one of the reasons why Barack and I are so supportive of this transition.”

That’s about as gracious as one can expect the Obama family to be, and stands head and shoulders above the indignity of many on the left who have abandoned all reason in their post-traumatic response to the election.

Michelle answered other questions, noting among other things that she has no interest in a future run for president. Eight years of the presidential spotlight is enough for any family, she noted.