Michelle Obama tells Ellen to 'forget what they're saying in Washington'

Michelle Obama Finally Opens Up About That Awkward Inauguration Gift Exchange with Melania Trump

It was a familiar entreaty from one of the most popular national figures in the country.

But at least the former President is still living on a main floor! Current First Lady Melania Trump brought Obama a Tiffany present that had everyone wondering what it contained, especially after Obama's reaction.

Overall, living in a normal home after spending eight years in the White House hasn't been a hard transition for the former First Family.

But neither has any type of relationship with the Trumps, unlike past presidents and first ladies who have consulted and conversed with their predecessors. "But then there are people who feel good about the direction of the country. I mean, this is like a state visit so they tell you you're gonna do this, you're gonna stand here", Michelle said.

Mrs. Obama went on to give her advice: no matter how hard it can be, you need to "love each other, to take care of each other, to show empathy". That's what it means to lead with hope and not fear. "And that's all we have, is hope".

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She adds, everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and to do not forget to cover their cough. It can be a miserable but relatively mild illness in many people, and a more severe illness in others.

In addition to debriefing on life after the White House, Ellen asked Mrs. Obama about the awkward exchange between her and the Trumps during last year's inauguration. Both Obamas appeared on the daytime show during their tenures as president and first lady. Obama came bearing gifts, including wine and a Barack Obama chia pet.

Malia and Sasha Obama grew up in the White House, so what's it like after they moved? "I know!" DeGeneres said to her cheering audience when the former first lady came to the stage. "So, the doorbell rings and they're like, 'Mm, I never heard that before".

"He got so short-changed on this whole deal", Obama laughed, shrugging unapologetically. "Sorry", she said, asserting that she took most of the closet space in the new house. By wearing some relatively smaller labels on a global stage, she was able to amplify designers' profiles to an worldwide level, fostering subsequent success and notoriety for emerging designers that would outlast her time in office.

The Obama's made a decision to stay in Washington so their youngest daughter, 16-year-old Sasha, could finish high school there.

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