First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on Late Night With Stephen Colbert, it started out light hearted, but Michelle threw some serious and well deserved elbows.
Colbert as always engaged in light hearted banter
“Hey, Michelle, do you think fruits and vegetables have feelings?” Colbert asked the first lady. “Gosh, I hope not, I eat way too many of them,” she replied.
ViaTheDailyBeast: When she handed him a baby carrot, Colbert told her that “when you eat too many carrots you turn orange.” And “if you turn really orange, you have to start saying crazy things and run for president.” The satire was hardly as cutting as his segment on birtherism from the night before.
Michelle Obama addressed the elephant in the room. Melania Trump, wife to Republican Nominee Donald Trump plagiarized significant portions of Michelle’s speech from the 2008 Democratic National Convention at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Michelle, in a subtle but direct way, made it very clear she has no sympathy for Melania Trump standing by Donald after all of the things he has come to represent.
DailyBeast: Asked by Colbert if she has any “sympathy” for the political spouses who have to stand by their partners no matter what during this election cycle, Michelle Obama said, “No, not really.” If she didn’t believe in her husband, she said she would have told him about it and couldn’t have supported his run. “So I stand there proudly, and I hope they are, too, standing with their spouses proudly,” she said. “So no sympathy.”
Do you think Michelle is right? Should Melania Trump be given a pass because she’s standing by her husband, or is she tacitly endorsing everything he does? Comment below.