Michelle Obama Talks About Her Legacy While Co-hosting ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Michelle Obama said she believes America is the best country on Earth.

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(Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

While co-hosting “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the first lady echoed her speech from the Democratic National Convention when she was asked how it feels to be the first black woman to be first lady.

“I wasn’t the political spouse,” she told DeGeneres. “I was very hesitant about this, but it’s truly been an honor to serve, to travel this country, to meet so many great people.”

“I have so much hope for this nation and I hope that everybody else does to. We have some great young people, we’ve got great communities. I just wish everyone had the opportunity to travel the country like we have because you would feel good every day about where we live.”

“This is the best country on earth,” she added.


Obama was then asked what her family will miss the most about the White House.

“The girls have grown up in the White House,” Obama said. “I mean the staff that’s there we see them every day. These are people who have helped us raise our kids. They’ve loved us, they’ve taken care of us. The minute we leave that’s it. It’s really the people that we’ll miss most.”

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(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

“I’m sure the girls will have a tough time. They think they’re ready, but when you’ve grown up in a place. I mean, imagine they won’t be able to knock on a door and say, ‘Can I see my room?’ Ya know, that’s not gonna happen. So we’re trying to have them step back and really appreciate the walk on the South Lawn, sitting on the Truman Balcony. I mean, we just want to keep creating some memories for them as well.”