Michelle Obama spoke very openly about a variety of sensitive topics in her recent interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Obama's sit-down with Winfrey, which aired Monday night on CBS, featured the first lady speaking on the "angry black woman" stereotype, her feelings on the Trumps and whether she would consider running for office.
Here are five of the first lady's best quotes from the interview:
Obama spoke on what she did when she saw that Donald Trump was going to be the President-elect on Election Night. "Pretty much, you kind of saw the tea leaves," she admitted, of Trump's victory. "Mentally, I'd already digested it before I actually read it." She ultimately went to bed, and only got the news officially confirmed the following morning.
Meeting with Melania Trump
As is customary, Obama met with the new first lady in November, a visit she described as "very pleasant." Obama said that she gave some advice to Melania, and offered to be a helping hand during the transition: "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."
The "angry black woman" stereotype
Obama spoke on some of the negative criticism she's received in the media and from bloggers, who essentially put her in the "angry black woman" box. The first lady said: "That was one of those things that you just sort of think, dang, you don't even know me, you know? You just sort of feel like, Wow, where did that come from?" She continued: "You think, that is so not me! But then you sort of think, well, this isn't about me. This is about the person or the people who write it."
Her Hillary Clinton campaign speech
Obama's presence on Clinton's campaign trail was praised due to her eloquent yet common sense speeches. One speech involved the first lady speaking about President-elect Trump's nasty comments about women. "To have a candidate for the presidency speaking about women in such terms was not a normal thing, and so my response, in light of what I was seeing from my female staff, what I was hearing from my daughters, their reaction to it, for me, required a different kind of response," she said. "You can't just stand before people and just give a regular political speech."
Running for public office
Shortly after the news broke that Mr. Trump was the President-elect, the first lady was being urged to run in 2020. Winfrey asked her directly if she would consider it, but her fans probably won't like her answer. "No, no," she said. "Look, that's one thing I don't do: I don't make stuff up. I'm not coy. I'm pretty direct. If I were interested in it, I would say it. I don't play games. ... People don't understand how hard this is, and it's not something [where] you just cavalierly ask a family to do it again."