First lady Melania Trump has been criticized often for not being as outspoken as her predecessors, Michelle Obama.
She even maintained a private profile throughout her last two years in the White House.
Roberts asked during the interview: “I know that Laura Bush reached out to you and said, ‘If you need any help I’m a phone call away.’ You wrote about – have talked about – how you extended that same courtesy to Melania Trump. Has she reached out to you and asked for any help?”
“No, no she hasn’t,” replied Michelle.
When the Becoming author’s interview went viral and some social media users started criticizing Melania and the First Lady’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham clarified everything with a statement.
“Mrs.Trump is a strong and independent woman who has been navigating her role as First Lady in her own way. When she needs advice on any issue, she seeks it from her professional team within the White House. ”
Michelle has always been vocal about her disapproval of Donald Trump’s presidency. In her memoir Becoming, she describes her true emotions during Trump’s Inauguration Day in 2017.
“The vibrant diversity of the two previous inaugurations was gone. Someone from Barack’s administration might have said that the optics there were bad — that what the public saw didn’t reflect the president’s reality or ideals.
But in this case, maybe it did.Realizing it, I made my own optic adjustment: I stopped even trying to smile,” she wrote.
According to The Washington Post, when Michelle was asked about Melania Trump’s approach to her role, the former first lady replied “One of the things you learn as a former, it’s, like, I don’t judge what current is doing, you know? So I’d prefer not to, you know, speak on what she’s doing versus what I did because I think every first lady approaches this job differently.”
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