Former first lady Michelle Obama has revealed that she “stopped even trying to smile” during the 2017 inauguration of President Donald Trump in an interview with ABC that aired Sunday night.Reading from her forthcoming memoir, Becoming, Obama said that the “vibrant diversity” of her husband’s two previous inaugurations “was gone” on the day Trump took office.“Someone from Barack’s administration might have said that the optics were bad ― that what the public saw didn’t reflect the president’s reality or ideals,” she said. “But in this case, maybe it did. Realizing it, I made my own optic adjustment: I stopped even trying to smile.”“I stopped even trying to smile,” @MichelleObama shares what she was feeling during President Trump’s 2017 Presidential Inauguration. #MichelleObama#Michellehttps://t.co/GG1GiLxNVXpic.twitter.com/iBq38HR5hv— Good Morning America (@GMA) … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama explains the look on her face during Trump’s Inauguration
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First lady returns to public eye after 'little rough patch' Darlene Superville, Associated Press June 6, 2018 Updated: June 6, 2018 7:01pm Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP Image 1of/46 CaptionClose Image 1 of 46 President Donald Trump looks toward first lady Melania Trump at a briefing on this year's hurricane season at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump looks toward first lady Melania Trump at a briefing on this year's hurricane season at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Washington. Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP Image 2 of 46 President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, speaks at a briefing on this year's hurricane season at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters, Wednesday, June 6, … [Read more...] about First lady returns to public eye after ‘little rough patch’
This year alone, President Donald Trump has recognized January as National Mentoring Month, March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and April as Second Chance Month. He has already declared the month of June to be National Homeownership Month, National Ocean Month, Great Outdoors Month and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.But one proclamation is — once again — conspicuously absent from the White House website: LGBTQ Pride Month.When running for office, Trump promised to be an LGBTQ-friendly Republican and, during Pride Month 2016, tweeted his support for the community.Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2016At the 2016 Republican National Convention, Trump noted the Pulse nightclub shooting and became the first GOP presidential nominee to directly address the LGBTQ community from a convention podium."As … [Read more...] about President Trump misses LGBTQ Pride Month — again
The public has not laid eyes on first lady Melania Trump since May 10th when she welcomed home three American hostages from North Korea.Four days later, she underwent a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.She spent almost a week recovering at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center before heading back to the White House.According to her office, she has met with her personal staff about her initiatives, and has begun planning for the congressional picnic, which took place June 22nd last year, and the 4th of July.But Twitter is not satisfied with the first lady tweeting thanks to service members and their families and sending her condolences to those affected in Santa Fe, Texas. Evidently, they want to see pictures of her having meetings; and know if she is ok, where she is and why the long disappearance from public view -- 20 days and counting.But she is not the first “first lady,” to undergo surgery while living in the … [Read more...] about Why has first lady Melania Trump not been seen in public in weeks?
Former President Jimmy Carter seemed to have a little fun at President Trump’s expense Saturday with a comment about crowd size. During his commencement address at Liberty University, Carter said, “This is a wonderful crowd.” He then shared that the school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., had told him beforehand that “it’s even bigger…than it was last year.” After the audience reacted with some laughter and applause, Carter joked, “I don’t know if President Trump will admit that or not.” Trump had been the commencement speaker last year, and while there was reportedly some controversy about his appearance at the school, this year’s higher attendance figures were likely due to an exceptionally large graduating class of more than 20,000 students. RELATED: Jimmy Carter through the years 18 PHOTOS Jimmy Carter through the years See Gallery Jimmy Carter … [Read more...] about Jimmy Carter pokes fun at Trump with crowd size quip during Liberty University address