Michelle Obama On the Donald Trump Presidency: “Now We Are Feeling What Not Having Hope Feels Like”

First Lady Michelle Obama is granting her last interview before leaving The White House to none other than Oprah Winfrey in a special that is set to air Monday on CBS at 8 p.m. ET and again on OWN on Dec. 21 at 9 p.m. ET.

In this sneak peek clip that aired on CBS This Morning of what is to come, the First Lady feels that many Americans no longer have hope after the country elected Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

“We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like,” said FLOTUS. “Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept and Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes. He and I and so many believe that — what else do you have if you don’t have hope? What do you give your kids if you can’t give them hope?”

“I feel Barack has been that for the nation in ways that people will come to appreciate. Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, ‘Hey, it’s going to be okay. Let’s remember the good things that we have,’ ” she said.

“Having a grown-up in the White House…..” is a SILENT READ. WHEW!

FLOTUS also discussed and shared her thoughts on race. “Color, wealth, these things that don’t matter still play too much of a role in how we see one another. And it’s sad because the thing that least defines us as people is the color of our skin.”

Check out a peek into FLOTUS and Oprah’s sit down below:

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