Former First Lady Michelle Obama does not see any reason why America should endure negative long-term ramifications as a result of the impeachment hearings (and likely senate trial) surrounding President Donald Trump.
During an interview conducted by Jenna Bush-Hager on the Today show, Obama seemed astonished at political developments in Washington D.C., referring to the impeachment proceedings as “surreal.” When asked if she thought America could “come back” from the partisanship of impeachment, Obama responded assuredly: “Oh yeah. We’ve seen worse times. We’ve seen tough times in this country. We’ve gone through depressions and wars and bombings and terrorist attacks and we’ve gone through Jim Crow – and we’ve always come out stronger.”
She went on to say that Americans must stay strong for the next generation. “To ball up in a corner,” isn’t an option, said Obama, before striking an all-inclusive, bipartisan tone: “‘It’s not an “us or them,” it’s not an “R or a D” (Republican or Democrat), we are all here as part of this country. We all want the same things, it’s just sometimes that gets lost in the noise.”
Obama’s interview on the Today show took place in Vietnam on the heels of a promotional book tour for her best-selling autobiography “Becoming.” Visiting Vietnam is part of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance mission to promote education for young girls across the globe. On her Twitter page, the former first lady described the trip as serving “to support projects that empower girls through education in Vietnam and around the world.”
What an incredible day in Vietnam with members of the @GirlsAlliance community!
Take a look at our visit to Cần Giuộc high school and then visit https://t.co/uAJh9LbSW0 to support projects that empower girls through education in Vietnam and around the world. pic.twitter.com/dVJD5WGUmY
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) December 9, 2019
Written by Red Blue Divide editorial staff.