First Lady: I Have No Sympathy For Melania Trump (Video)


During an interview on "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert, First Lady Michelle Obama said that she had "no sympathy" for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's wife, Melania Trump, and the media backlash she has faced in the past few months (video below).

President Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, appeared on the show to promote her Let Girls Learn initiative, according to Deadline, and Colbert took the opportunity to poke fun and recall the past eight years she has served as First Lady.

The interview eventually turned to presidential spouses, with the pundit asking if Michelle has any sympathy for those that have to stand by their loved ones' sides throughout a campaign.

"No, not really," Michelle responded. "You have to be in it. If you don't agree, you should have agreed before they ran."

"Bottom line is, if you didn't agree with what Barack was saying, I would not support his run. I stand there proudly [next to my husband], and I hope they are, too, standing with their spouses proudly," she continued.

Colbert then pressed Michelle further, asking about the widely covered scandal during the July Republican National Convention, in which Melania was accused of plagiarizing large portions of a speech Michelle gave during the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Melania immediately came under fire and was widely mocked on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

"Do you have any sympathy?" Colbert asks, according to Deadline. "There are people around her, creating things. I have some sympathy for her." 

After a small silence, Michelle responded, simply saying "Yeah, that was tough."

Colbert, noticing he was approaching possibly awkward territory decided to keep things light and ended the questioning there.

"Let's move on," he said. 

Sources: Daily Mail, Deadline / Photo credit: CBS via Daily Mail

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