President-elect Trump defended Michelle Obama on Saturday after the first lady said her husband's hopeful approach to leading America is no more, thanks to his incoming successor.
"Michelle Obama said yesterday that there is no hope," Trump said to boos at his final "thank you" tour event in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday afternoon. "But I assume she was talking about the past, not the future. Because I'm telling you, we have tremendous hope. And we have tremendous promise and tremendous potential. We are going to be so successful as a country again. We are going to be amazing. And I actually think she made that statement not meaning it the way it came out. I really do."
In a CBS News clip Friday, Mrs. Obama said the country is struggling to cope with the change in presidents.
"Now, we're feeling what not having hope feels like. Hope is necessary, it's a necessary concept," Obama told interviewer Oprah Winfrey. "Hope" was a campaign slogan used by her husband.