Michelle Obama is still recovering from the “trauma” of Black people not going to the polls to elect Hillary Clinton as president in 2016.
While promoting her upcoming Netflix documentary Becoming, Mrs. Obama said Black people not showing up to vote in the 2016 presidential election was like a “slap in the face”.
“It takes some energy to go high, and we were exhausted from it … when you’re the first black anything,” she said, referring to her and husband, former President Barack Obama’s failed attempts to help then-candidate Hillary Clinton win the election.
Michelle Obama, 56, was bitterly disappointed when Black Americans ignored her and Barack’s pleas to go to the polls.
The Obamas were so sure Clinton would win, that they leased a mansion right down the street from the White House. Barack Obama had hoped Clinton would continue his liberal policies and the LGBQ agenda that became part of his legacy.
She struggled to keep her emotions in check the day she and Barack moved out of the White House on President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day. She took it personally when Clinton lost the election.
“You know, the day I left the White House, it was painful to sit on that stage,” she said, “and then a lot of our folks didn’t vote — it was almost a slap in the face.”
She added: “It wasn’t just in this election, but every midterm, every time Barack didn’t get the Congress he needed, that was because our folks didn’t show up. After all that work, they just couldn’t be bothered to vote at all. That’s my trauma.”
Mrs. Obama slammed the door on any hopes the Democrats may have of her as Joe Biden’s running mate.
“Now we’re out of the White House, not to be viewed, judged and parceled by every other person on the planet – yeah, it’s better, it’s absolutely freeing.”
“Barack and I are not interested in being at the forefront forever — not even for that much longer,” she said.