In her latest podcast episode, Michelle Obama reveals her feelings the day Donald Trump took office and her family left the White House for the final time. The former first lady revealed that upon boarding Air Force One and leaving the White House for the last time, she cried for 30 minutes. After being in the White House for 8 years, in the only home her children knew, she described how upsetting it was to leave.
According to Fox News Obama said,
“When those doors shut, I cried for 30 minutes straight, uncontrollable sobbing, because that’s how much we were holding it together for eight years,” the former first lady said during an episode of her latest podcast that was shared with People.
“That day was so emotional for so many different reasons,” Obama said.
“We were leaving the home we had been in for eight years, the only home our kids really knew,” she continued. “They remembered Chicago but they had spent more time in the White House than anywhere, so we were saying goodbye to the staff and all the people who helped to raise them.”
This point is understandable. The Obamas had created family memories in the White House, which became a home in the eight years they lived in the residency. It would be hard to leave the home your children grew up in and leave the people that helped raise your children.