Michelle Obama did not come to play when it comes to her cover shoot for the December issue of ELLE magazine.
While the rest of us are questioning the state of our entire democracy, Mrs. Obama twirled and served matronly elegance in several satin white looks. Ahead of her book release for "Becoming," Obama sat down with Oprah for an in-depth interview.
Once the cover images dropped, people on Twitter needed assistance picking their jaws up from the ground.
In her interview with Oprah, the former first lady revealed the pressures the entire family experienced as America's first Black first family.
"We felt the pressure from the minute we started to run. First of all, we had to convince our base that a black man could win. It wasn’t even winning over Iowa. We first had to win over black people. Because black people like my grandparents—they never believed this could happen," Mrs. Obama told Oprah.
"They wanted it for us. But their lives had told them, 'No. Never.' Hillary was the safer bet for them, because she was known. Opening hearts up to the hope that America would put down its racism for a black man—I think that hurt too much. It wasn’t until Barack won Iowa that people thought, Okay," she added.
She also detailed the dangerous world Trump created with his harmful and incendiary rhetoric aimed at her husband.
"We had a bullet shot at the Yellow Oval Room during our tenure in the White House. A lunatic came and shot from Constitution Avenue. The bullet hit the upper-left corner of a window. I see it to this day: the window of the Truman Balcony, where my family would sit. That was really the only place we could get outdoor space. Fortunately, nobody was out there at the time. The shooter was caught. But I had to look at that bullet hole, as a reminder of what we were living with every day," she divulged.
(Photo: Miller Mobley/Courtesy of ELLE Magazine)