Recently on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Michelle Obama told America to stay “hopeful” when questioned about emotions of fear regarding the Trump Presidency.
Michelle said, “People are afraid, but then there are people who feel good about the direction of the country. So I mean, that’s what makes this country complicated because it’s made up of so many different people from different backgrounds. We are this mosh pit of society, and sometimes there is a rub. But the thing I learned in the eight years that I was in the White House is that what we do every day in our lives, the good things that we do every day — and we know we do it, we show empathy, we care for each other, you know, we do have a lot in common.”
“That’s what it means to lead with hope and not fear. And that’s all we have is hope. I would just encourage your viewers, the country, to do the things we do every day: to love each other, to take care of each other, to show empathy — and you can’t do that only when people make you feel good or safe. We’ve got to do it all across the board. We have to be an open-hearted nation, and that’s who we are.”
“So, let’s just keep living our lives like that every single day and forget what they’re saying in Washington. That’s not necessarily who we are. We know who we are.”