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Michelle Obama Reveals What the Trumps Gifted Her on Inauguration Day 2017

Michelle Obama Reveals What the Trumps Gifted Her on Inauguration Day 2017

Michelle Obama has given her first post-White House interview to Ellen DeGeneres and she’s finally opening up about what the Trumps gave to her and Barack on the day of the inauguration one year ago.

When the Trumps arrived at the White House on the morning of the inauguration, Melania handed Michelle a blue Tiffany’s box, which we now know contained a frame.

“It was a lovely frame,” Michelle said.

“Well, there’s all this protocol,” Michelle added while explaining what happened in that moment. “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 okay… What am I supposed to do with this gift?”

“And everyone cleared out and no one would come and take the box. And I’m thinking do we take the picture with…? And then my husband saved the day – see he grabbed the box and took it back inside,” she added. “But everybody cleared out. No staff, no one. I was like what do you do with the box?”

Catch the full interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday (February 1).

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  • SquidBillie

    When someone gives you a gift, you usually say thank you.

  • Honeybee

    What are the chances that Michelle Obama did not say
    thank you for the gift? Zero to none.

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  • Felly Smoak

    I love Michelle

  • Iulia

    Then she should have stoped at that. I am really tired of this black and white game, literaly and figuratively , with “good” Obama couple and “bad” Trump couple, with the “savior of the day” who happened to save almost nothing in 8 years vs the antichrist.

  • Honeybee

    You are being absolutely ridiculous, she wasn’t expecting a gift, she got a little flustered, Barack put it away for her and Ellen asked her about it. When you tell someone about a gift you received do YOU say “Oh and I thanked them”, no you don’t. You are the one turning it into a racial issue and there are larger issues looming with the behavior of your current president that should be your focus instead of a lovely Tiffany picture frame. You have a Blessed day!

  • SquidBillie

    If you looked at it, she took the gift and handed it over without saying a word. DUH

  • Honeybee

    Agree to disagree, as Melanoma leans in you can see Michelle mouthing thank you.

  • dillionam

    Michelle Obama, the perfect example of the adage: A wolf in sheep clothing. This incident happen a year ago, a simple act of kindness a gift exchange, the former first lady decides to use it as a political axe of jealousy. I have never heard of a former First Lady behaving this way. The question asked was a well rehearsed set up.