WSJ: “President-elect Donald Trump took issue Saturday with First Lady Michelle Obama’s contention that she and others are now feeling the loss of “hope,” saying there is good reason for Americans to feel optimistic about the nation’s future.”
“Speaking at a rally in Mobile, Ala., Mr. Trump brought up Mrs. Obama’s comments toward the end of an hour-long address in which he laid out plans for his presidency and savored his surprise victory.
He made reference to part of a televised interview that aired Friday in which Mrs. Obama told Oprah Winfrey, “Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like.”
Mrs. Obama, talking about how her husband sought to imbue Americans with a sense of “hope,” added that “we feel the difference now.”
Normally biting in his treatment of critics, Mr. Trump took a softer approach in his rebuttal.”
Michelle My Butt Obama February 18, 2008: “For the first time in my adult lifetime I’m really proud of my country.”