What did Melania Trump give to Michelle Obama during the inauguration? We all wondered. The two powerful women awkwardly shuffling a Tiffany-blue gift box between sparked a cascade of memes.
Over a year later, Obama is finally indulging everyone’s curiosity.
“When the transfer was happening, when Donald Trump and his wife were moving into the White House, there was a gift exchange,” Ellen Degeneres said during an interview with the former first lady.
Obama smiled. “The Tiffany’s box,” she grinned.
“Well there is all this protocol,” she added. ‘This is like a state visit so they tell you they’re going to stand here, and never before do you get this gift so I’m kind of like, “OK…What am I supposed to do with this gift?”
It seems odd that one of the most influential women in the world was stressed about where to place a box, but Obama insists that’s what happened.
“And everyone cleared out and no one would come and take the box. And I’m thinking, do we take the picture with? 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?”
What was inside the box that caused Obama so much distress? A frame. “It was a lovely frame,” she told Degeneres.
Obama has remained quiet since her husband left office. Barack still dabbles in politics and gives occasional speeches, but her interview with Degeneres is her first in more than a year.
Obama’s dig at Melania comes just a day after President Trump delivered a roaring State of the Union address that reinvigorated his supporters. Is Obama a little jealous? Her husband’s star is fading while the Trumps are on top of the world.
(Source: Daily Mail)