Obama and first lady Michelle Obama see that the end is near, and they have been taking steps to preserve their legacy. However, Dr. Lauren Wright, a political scientist, warned that Michelle Obama should be the one we keep a close eye on in the next few months, Breitbart reported.
Wright noted that while first ladies give quite a few public speeches, Obama has taken this trend even further — and now that she has nothing to lose, she could do anything.
“She’s in legacy-building mode,” Wright explained in an interview with Breitbart. “She doesn’t have to worry about the implications (of her remarks) for months to come. This is the time she’s most free to say what she feels, what she believes, and what she wants the message to be for the public.”
We all know that Michelle Obama was never one of America’s biggest cheerleaders. Remember her comment about how she could finally “be proud” of her country only after her husband had won the presidential election?
If she is truly going to remove whatever loosely fitting filter she has been wearing for the past eight years, we may get a glimpse or two of what the Obamas are really like. That more than anything could really damage their legacy.
You can listen to the full interview here:
Trump has promised to go into Washington and essentially tear down much of what Obama has built over the past eight years. The Obamas are desperate to be remembered as more than just a footnote in history, so who knows what Michelle Obama might do to help make that happen.
She’s already talked about how Americans are living without hope because Trump won the election. We can only wait and see what other gems she has in store.