Michelle Obama appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, and she offered some commentary on a recent scandal.
Colbert asked Obama about the rigors of being a presidential wife, namely being tasked with standing up and supporting your husband no matter what and facing criticism on your own.
“Do you have any sympathy with the people who have to go there and stand by the person running for president?,” Colbert asked, slyly implying Melania Trump.
U”h, no, not really,” Obama replied. “No, because you have to be in it, if you’re in it, and if you don’t agree you’d should have agreed before they ran. Bottom line is, if I didn’t agree with what Barack was saying, I would not support his run. So…I stand there proudly, and I hope they are too. Standing with their spouses proudly. No Sympathy!”
When Colbert asked directly about Trump and the plagiarism of her speech, Obama cooly replied: “Yeah, that was tough.”
Of course Obama’s lack of sympathy here is pretty understandable, she’s faced some harsh criticism throughout her husband’s presidential campaigns and subsequent presidency.
Obama also took the time to talk about her Let Girls Learn initiative, which advocates for schooling for girls all over the world, in an interview that was overall quite funny and insightful. Watch below.