First Lady Michelle Obama visited Stephen Colbert’s Late Show to promote her Let Girls Learn initiative and to reminisce about her FLOTUS years as they draw to a close: ordering French fries during a sleepover at Buckingham Palace, mispronouncing people’s names, etc.
Colbert wondered if she has any “sympathy” for the current presidential candidates’ spouses. “No. not really,” she answered, explaining candidate spouses also have to be in it to win it.
Colbert segued to what he really wanted to know: “Melania [Trump] was so criticized for using what turned out to be portions of your speech.”Do you have any sympathy?”
(Remember when the RNC kicked off on July with its “Make America Safe Again” leitmotif, which got derailed when some people noticed striking similarities between Melania Trump’s opening-night speech and one Michelle Obama gave at the 2008 Democratic convention, giving birth to Twitter trending #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes?)
“Do you have any sympathy? There are people around her, creating things” Colbert continued, adding, “I have some sympathy for her.”
Obama gave him a look.
“Yeah, that was tough,” she said, and no more.
“Let’s move on,” Colbert quipped, smiling.