Former First Lady Michelle Obama has described the current impeachment hearings against US President Donald Trump as ‘surreal’, her first comments about the political situation since it started.
Trump is being investigated by the US House of Representatives for alleged bribery and obstruction of Justice as regards a July phone call where he allegedly withheld military aid to Ukraine in anticipation of the Ukraine government investigating his political rival, Joe Biden, and on Monday that House started Improvement hearings, with Democrats hopeful of Trump’s impeachment before the year’s end.
The former First Lady, now 55, spoke with host Jenna Bush Hager on the Today show on Monday from Vietnam as during her first public overseas trip since leaving the White House.
When asked what she thought of the impeachment hearings currently engulfing Trump she said: ‘It’s surreal I think. The last impeachment hearing, a lot of young people weren’t around for that. So this is all new, I don’t think people know what to make of it.
‘But do I think we can come back from it? Oh yeah. We’ve seen worse times. We’ve seen tough times in this country. We’ve gone through depressions and wars and bombings and terrorist attacks and we’ve gone through Jim Crow – and we’ve always come out stronger.’
And that’s what we have to continue to believe because what’s our choice? To ball up in a corner and call it a day? Well that’s not fair to this next generation coming before us that are counting on us to get this right,’ Obama said.
‘It’s not an “us or them,” it’s not an “R or a D” (Republican or Democrat), we are all here as part of this country. We all want the same things, it’s just sometimes that gets lost in the noise,’ she continued.