It pains me to call out a Democrat on their shenanigans, but this IS a bit fishy.
Last week, you’ll recall, Michelle Obama gave her first post-White House interview to Ellen and revealed the answer to the question on everyone’s mind: What was in the blue Tiffany box that Melania Trump gifted her upon her arrival? (A lovely frame, it turns out). Then Michelle explained her utter confusion as to WHY she was given the box, WHAT was she supposed to do with it, it was all just so CRAZY and UNHEARD of. Those uncouth Trumps, not following protocol ALREADY.
“I mean, this is like a state visit, so they tell you that you’re going to do this, they’re going to stand here,” Obama said, while the exchange took place behind her on a big screen. She narrated what was going through her head for the audience: “Never before do you get this gift, so I’m sort of like, ‘O.K., what am I supposed to do with this gift?’ And everyone cleared out and no one would come and take the box. And I’m thinking, do we take the picture with it?
And then my husband saved the day. See, he grabbed the box and took it back inside. But everybody cleared out. No staff, no one. I was like, what do you do with the box?”
But it turns out, back in 2009, incoming First Lady MICHELLE handed outgoing First Lady LAURA BUSH a similar gift upon arriving at the White House! (It even conveniently matched HER coat just as Melania’s did!)
Watch the video evidence below. And listen as the Today show hosts and Brian Williams express THEIR dismay at Michelle (“We’ve never seen THIS before!”).
So… you gotta ask… Did Michelle really forget she put Laura in the same position that Melania put her in? Or was his just a passive/aggressive dig at Melania?