Former first lady Michelle Obama in her new memoir, “Becoming,” writes how her predecessor, Laura Bush, extended her help to her when she was an incoming first lady, telling her that if Michelle needed help, she was just “a phone call away.”
So by that experience, Michelle Obama thinks Melania should seek her help.
The former First Lady also writes she ‘extended her help’ for Melania Trump when it was her turn to occupy take over the role. Mrs. Trump, however, has yet to take Obama up on the offer, nor does she feel she needs to.
Now that’s not to say Melania isn’t grateful for Michelle’s offer. One can be certain she is.
On Sunday, Obama was asked about the incident by ABC News’ Robin Roberts, “Has (Trump) reached out asked?
Yet, ABC News’ Roberts did not ask Michelle Obama if she had reached out to Bush during her tenure for counsel.
On Monday afternoon, Stephanie Grisham, Trump’s communications director, said in response that the first lady was not in need of Obama’s assistance.
“Mrs. Trump is a strong and independent woman who has been navigating her role as First Lady in her own way,” Grisham wrote via email. “When she needs advice on any issue, she seeks it from her professional team within the White House.”
But, one could also argue that Melania may feel somewhat uncomfortable ‘keeping in touch’ with Obama seeing as though every-time they have an encounter Michelle mocks her.
For example, on Inauguration Day, Mrs.Trump brought a Tiffany & Co. present to the White House as a gift for the Obamas upon their departure.
A kind gesture.
Obama would mock that moment on Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show.
“I mean, this is like a state visit, so they tell you that you’re going to do this, they’re going to stand here. Never before do you get this gift, so I’m sort of like OK. … What am I supposed to do with this gift?” Obama said.
Michelle Obama also said in the ABC News interview that: “One of the things you learn as a former, it’s, like, I don’t judge what a current is doing, you know?” Obama said. “So I’d prefer not to, you know, speak on what she’s doing versus what I did because I think every first lady approaches this job differently.”
Yet, she’s literally going around speaking on what the current First Lady is doing.
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