Former First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off her book tour with none other than Oprah Winfrey.
The former resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave opened up to Winfrey about what it was like living in, and subsequently leaving, the White House.
The question of what it was like ranged from the personal to the political, with Obama sharing that she was somewhat distraught, following the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
“When I got on the plane, I sobbed for 30 minutes,” Obama said of Inauguration Day 2017, at the opening of her “Becoming” tour on Tuesday, according to the Daily Mail.
Obama didn’t push her political differences with the Trump administration, as she had in a previously recorded interview, she said that her tears had more to do with the release of being free from that office.
“I think it was just the release of eight years trying to do everything perfectly,” she explained. “I said to Barack: ‘That was so hard, what we just did. That was so hard.”‘
Obama’s book, “Becoming Michelle Obama” was released on Tuesday, and in it, Obama revealed that she gave up trying to smile at the inauguration, which was noted by many photos and commentators after the event was over.
“Someone from Barack’s administration might have said that the optics there were bad, that what the public saw didn’t reflect the President’s reality or ideals, but in this case, maybe it did,” she wrote.
“Realizing it, I made my own optic adjustment. I stopped even trying to smile.”
Obama focused her time with Winfrey, avoiding the tough issues that many expected her to harp on, but instead talked about her family life, and shared details that many were unaware of, from living in the White House.
A portion of her interview with Winfrey can be seen below.