President-elect Donald Trump responded on Saturday to Michelle Obama’s statement that the country does not feel like it has hope right now.
“We have tremendous hope, and we have tremendous promise and tremendous potential,” Trump said in Mobile, Alabama, on the last stop of his so-called “Thank You Tour.”
“And I actually think she made that statement not meaning it the way it came out,” Trump said about the first lady. Trump mentioned that he met with the first couple after his election victory saying of the first lady, “She could not have been nicer.”
The President-elect’s remarks come in response to what Michelle Obama told Oprah Winfrey during her last interview as first lady which was recorded earlier this week. The first lady said that the Obama administration achieved the hope it promised during the campaign, contrasting that with what she claimed the country is feeling now. “Because we feel the difference now,” she said. “See, now, we’re feeling what not having hope feels like.”
At the rally on Saturday, Trump predicted “tremendous hope” for the nation in the future. “And beyond hope, we have such potential. This country has such potential. You watch, it’s going to be so special. Things are going to happen like you haven’t seen happen in many many decades,” he added.
“This is truly an exciting time to be alive,” Trump continued. “The script is not yet written.”
You can watch Trump’s entire rally above.