Watch: Michelle Obama Explains Why She, Like Many of Us, Went to Bed on Election Night

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16:  First Lady Michelle Obama speaks on stage during the SXSW Keynote: Michelle Obama during 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW)

Watch: Michelle Obama Explains Why She, Like Many of Us, Went to Bed on Election Night

"I don’t like to watch the political discourse; I never have."

Published December 7, 2016

  1. In the most recent issue of People Magazine, Barack and Michelle Obama opened up about their final days in the white house
  2. In the interview, Michelle Obama explained why she went to bed early on the election night that brought grief to many

    “I went to bed. I don’t like to watch the political discourse; I never have,” Obama told People, adding of her husband, “I barely did with him.”

  3. Almost everyone understands exactly why Obama chose to skip out on the disaster that was election night
  4. The first lady then revealed, 'Anything that I felt about the election I said and I stand by.'

    She then continued to explain that after she and her husband did what they could, they had to leave the decision to the people. 

    “Once you do what you can do, then the rest is easy. It was in the hands of the American people," Obama added.

    "It was all a dream....."

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  5. Although she has in the past criticized Donald Trump, Michelle Obama is prepared to help with the white house transition

    “This is our democracy, and this is how it works,” she told People. “We are ready to work with the next administration and make sure they are as successful as they can be. Because that’s what’s best for this country.”

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW)

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