First Lady reflects on White House experience in final interview

But while Obama completely understood the feelings of the American people, she also noted that she'll do everything in her power to help incoming First Lady Melania Trump feel supported, as many First Ladies have done regardless of party differences. "The words that we say moving forward, all of us, it matters".

"No. That's one thing I don't do". Asked a few times by Winfrey whether there were even initial discussions of the possibility of her running for the presidency, Mrs. Obama quickly shut down any rumors.

Obama, while careful not to disparage the president-elect directly, nonetheless considers the mood of the country now to be darker than when her husband took office.

And, according to your interview answer below, if we don't have hope, then what do we have?

But she sounded concerned about the future, saying that when it comes to the nation, she said she prays that Americans still have "hope". "It's a necessary concept". "You know, we've talked about this, that history moves in cycles", said Obama.

Speaking as she prepares to exit the White House, Michele Obama also spoke candidly about the past election, describing the whole process as a "painful" experience.

The first lady campaigned vigorously against Trump this fall and has said she stands by all that she said about him. "It's not something that you cavalierly just sort of ask a family to do again".

Michelle Obama has said she plans to continue her public service involvement with issues including girls' education and promoting healthy eating. Obama's statement proved to be too much for the Twitterati, who came to the sad realization that it was time to bid farewell to their First Lady.

As of June 2016, there were 14 mass shootings in the USA during Obama's presidency, and more than 300 people died in those shootings. "The next generation", said Obama.

That there were people who did not support his presidency. "That's just the truth".

"We're so afraid of each other".

It seems that an increasing number of people would really like to see Michelle Obama run for president ― but Mrs. Obama isn't one of them. "I'm not new in this 'going high' thing".

Anyone who puts faith in a politician to make his or her life better is worshipping a false god. "And that's what I want young people to do: Just live your life".