Black Politics

Michelle Obama’s All Black Wearing After Elections

By Moses Kamuiru.

Silent about the Trump Presidency

When it comes to discussing Donald Trump’s presidency, both President Barack and former first lady Michelle Obama have remained relatively tight. According to a report by People, the couple has been vocal about their opinions of the new administration behind closed doors—but don’t expect to hear much of anything from them publicly until Trump is out of office. David Axelrod, the former senior adviser to President Obama, told the magazine, “He’s very respectful of the appropriate role of a former president and that ex-presidents should not be looking over the shoulder of their successors and commenting on every decision,” adding, “President Obama’s predecessor didn’t do that. Obviously, this now is a unique set of circumstances, but my sense is that he’s going to try and respect that tradition while reserving the right to speak out in given moments when things rise to that level.”

Wardrobe overhaul; the black series

The former first lady is keeping most of her thoughts private as well, leaving her critiques to be heard only among those close to her. According to the report, Obama joked last December that she would need a wardrobe overhaul, saying, “I’m going all black for the next couple of years.” She added that she would call it “the black series.” While both Barack and Michelle Obama openly criticized Trump while campaigning for Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama has been more willing to speak publicly about the new president since his inauguration.

No one should take us back

And she has, in fact, been wearing colors. Last week Obama spoke at the Partnership for a Healthier America and shared her thoughts on the Trump administration’s decision to roll back the healthy school lunch standards she fought for during her time as First Lady. “We got to make sure we don’t let anybody take us back. This is where you have to look at motives, you know,” she said. “You have to stop and think, why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you? And why is that a partisan issue? Why would that be political? What is going on?”

Politics aside

Michelle Obama continued to openly question the motives behind the rollback, asking mothers to look at the issues as a parent rather than as Democrats or Republicans. And though she never mentioned Trump or members of his administration by name, a move she mastered during the campaign, she made it clear whom she was referring to. During her speech, she even dropped the headline-making C-word: crap. “Moms, think about this. I don’t care what state you live in,” she said. “Take me out.

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Photo credits: NY Daily News

 

 

 

 

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