Michelle Obama had been a harsh critic of Donald Trump throughout the campaign trail, the first lady stated in an interview that she has been very supportive of the country's upcoming new leader.
She told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that had been aired on Monday on CBS, “the words that we say moving forward , all of us, it matters, which is one of the significant 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 added, "So we have planned to be there for the next president and do whatever we have to do to make sure that he is successful because if he succeeds we all succeed".
The first lady has met Melania Trump at the White House days after her husband had been elected president and offered her support to the President-elect's wife.
Obama said, "My offer to Melania was 'You really don't know what you don't know until you're here,' so the door is open, as I've told her and as Laura Bush told me and as other first ladies told me."
Obama said that Bush's team had helped her staff throughout her entire time in Washington and she will extend the same to the next first lady.
She said. "We will do everything they need to succeed, that's one of the things I said to Melania”.
By Prakriti Neogi