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Michelle Obama tells Ellen to 'forget what they're saying in Washington'

Michelle Obama tells Ellen to 'forget what they're saying in Washington'

"We have to be an open-hearted nation - and that's who we are", she said.

The Obama's made a decision to stay in Washington so their youngest daughter, 16-year-old Sasha, could finish high school there.

Obama said her husband helped her out of an awkward situation by taking the box. As for Malia, "she's got a room up in the attic somewhere".

"Don't you miss her?"

Michelle explained she was handed a Tiffany & Co. box by Melania as an Inauguration gift just before they were supposed to take official photos outside the White House.

When DeGeneres, whose daily sign-off is "be kind to one another", asked the former first lady about the current state of divisiveness in the country, Obama pulled no punches - and mentioned no names.

One of the odder mysteries attached to Donald Trump's Inauguration Day a year ago had to do with the contents of a box Melania Trump gave to a befuddled Michelle Obama - as the Obamas greeted the Trumps at the White House.




It's no White House, but Sasha Obama is loving their new home anyways!

"He's got the smallest room for his office", she added. The dogs, Bo and Sunny, don't know what a doorbell is. "Sorry", she said, asserting that she took most of the closet space in the new house. "So the doorbell rings and they're like, I never heard that before".

Obama also revealed in her interview why she looked so surprised and confused for the cameras after she accepted the gift. She's away at college.

Michelle Obama has offered a message of hope to Americans anxious by a dark political climate, making an appeal to common decency.

Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, who told the wife of President Barack Obama that she felt frightened after a year of political turmoil, Michelle Obama encouraged anxious Americans to tune out the noise. "She said she can't believe the first lady would write to her". Inside, there was a box of wine, a Barack Obama chia pet, the fiber supplement Metamucil, and a device that helps with pushups.

"People are afraid, but then there are people who feel good about the direction of the country", Mrs. Obama responded, without mentioning Mr. Trump.

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