Following the election of Donald Trump, First Lady Michelle Obama says many Americans are now realizing what it’s like not to have hope.

CBS released its’ first preview of the interview between Mrs. Obama and Oprah earlier this week, pitched as the First Lady’s final interview before her family leaves the White House next month.

“We feel the difference now, See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like,” she told Oprah. “Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept and Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes.”

She also expressed concerns for children in the country as many parents continue to express similar feelings of hopelessness. edit my essay

“He and I and so many believe that — what else do you have if you don’t have hope?” the First Lady added. “What do you give your kids if you can’t give them hope?”

Though Michelle Obama was a harsh critic of Donald Trump on the campaign trail, the first lady says in an interview that she is supportive of the country’s incoming new leader.

“The words that we say moving forward — all of us, it matters, which is one of the reasons Barack and I are so supportive of this transition, because no matter how we felt going into it, it is important for the health of this nation that we support the commander-in-chief,” she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that aired Monday on CBS. “Wasn’t done when my husband took office but we’re going high and this is what’s best for the country.”

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