In an interview with Oprah Winfrey scheduled to air on CBS on Monday evening, Michelle Obama said that there was something in the American air following the election of Donald Trump.
“We feel the difference now,” she said. “See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like. 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?”
Michelle told Oprah that Americans wouldn’t know what they had until it was gone.
“I feel Barack has been that for the nation in ways that people will come to appreciate,” she said. “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.'”
What Michelle (and so many others in the media) don’t quite understand is that November 8th restored hope to millions of Americans. They are still unwilling or unable to grasp the fact that 60+ million voters picked Donald Trump. They weren’t misled by fake news and Russian propaganda. They didn’t accidentally vote for Trump when they meant to vote for Clinton. They didn’t vote for Trump in protest, hoping secretly that he wouldn’t win. They weren’t sitting there as the results rolled in, gripping their hands, and wailing, “Oh god, what have I done???”
But this is how they seem to see it. They steadfastly refuse to believe that there are Americans (other than, you know, white supremacists and online trolls) who are actually excited about President Trump. But there are. They may be mocked on TV and called every name in the book by Hillary Clinton, but they are every bit as American as Trayvon Martin, the “Clock Boy” from Texas, Cecile Richards, Caitlyn Jenner, or any other hero the left can invent.
For those Americans, Trump represents the “hope and change” that Obama ran on in 2008. The “hope” that we can “change” this country back to the way it was before Democrats wrecked it economically, culturally, and globally. Oprah and Michelle Obama may not like it, but that’s for them to deal with. Their side had a turn. It’s our time now.