Former First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday knocked President Donald Trump and the "new bar" set by the investigations plaguing his administration.
Speaking at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Mrs. Obama—on tour promoting her memoir, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama—talked about what it felt like to be part of the first black family to live in the White House.
"Oftentimes, when you're the first or the only, the bar shifts a lot, right?" Mrs. Obama told Sarah Jessica Parker.
"The bar gets set, you meet it, exceed it, they move the bar, and we're watching that right now—the bar's just swinging, and swinging. There is a totally new bar—never seen this bar before, ever, But when we were in office, our bar was very different—not getting indicted, and telling the truth."
@MichelleObama speaking truth about today’s political climate & the challenges associated with creating history. Se… https://t.co/SYYAVYV7tg— Mike Abrams (@Mike Abrams) 1545272648.0
Shortly thereafter, Mrs. Obama said her joke "is going to be reported on—'Michelle Obama throwing shade,'" she said. "These are just facts!"
@thehill Where’s the lie??? She’s stating absolute facts!! https://t.co/F969uiHyxP— 📖K̴E̴E̴P̴I̴T̴R̴E̴A̴L̴1̴O̴O̴📌 (@📖K̴E̴E̴P̴I̴T̴R̴E̴A̴L̴1̴O̴O̴📌) 1545318529.0
@thehill Shes not wrong https://t.co/5jVQd06dBl— Steward Beckham (@Steward Beckham) 1545318541.0
@thehill Trump's bar is set so low that there is literally nothing he could do that would surprise anyone. That's how bad it is.— Matthew May (@Matthew May) 1545318814.0
@thehill Trumps standard is so low, its at the earths core— Airmid (@Airmid) 1545318746.0
@thehill Agreed— Dar Gram (@Dar Gram) 1545318658.0
@thehill https://t.co/3WjfSaxIfj— 𝑭𝑶𝑹𝑻𝑰𝑺 (@𝑭𝑶𝑹𝑻𝑰𝑺) 1545318460.0
For some, Mrs. Obama's remarks struck a personal chord, as racial disparity still very much exists.
@thehill As a black people, this is always the rule. I had a mentor once who said that, as a black man, you could s… https://t.co/Kg7prymcLB— Corey Richardson (@Corey Richardson) 1545318652.0
@thehill Because he was black— steve (@steve) 1545318708.0
The Obamas are missed.
@TheRickyDavila I really miss the Obamas!— ShelliWar (@ShelliWar) 1545318561.0
@TheRickyDavila Bottom line, we're saddled with a Putin installed national threat, bigot, racist, xenophobic, homop… https://t.co/IuTaRK2S8H— Ginger Pimpernel (@Ginger Pimpernel) 1545318978.0
@Newsweek I miss this woman. 💙 I miss her husband. I miss having a decent human being In The Oval.— Resisting in Newport (@Resisting in Newport) 1545306713.0
Still going high.