Michelle Obama was Stephen Colbert’s guest on Late Night Tuesday, and though she is gracious, funny, and pushing her Let Girls Learn program throughout, Colbert still managed to get a couple of juicy comments about Melania Trump out of her.
Colbert essentially wanted to know whether or not the spouses of presidential candidates tend to stand behind the podium, silently screaming. And if they are, does she pity them? Her answer is succint: Um, no.
Colbert: The campaign is going on right now. The two candidates out there who have their own agenda. And their spouses sort of have to go along with whatever this person is doing. Do you have any sympathy with the people who have to go there and stand by the person running for president?
Michelle Obama: Uh, no, not really. No, because you have to be in it, if you’re in it, and if you don’t agree you’d should have agreed before they ran. Bottom line is, if I didn’t agree with what Barack was saying, I would not support his run. So...I stand there proudly, and I hope they are too. Standing with their spouses proudly. No Sympathy!
Then Colbert asks if she has sympathy more specifically for Melania Trump, who we know is who he was really talking about the whole time. In particular, how difficult it must have been for Melania when she read a speech at the RNC plagiarized directly from one given by Michelle. Colbert certainly felt bad for her and all the criticism she received. Did Michelle? She deadpans, “Yeah, that was tough.”
There was also a cute segment of the the two in a blanket fort and though I generally find adults pretending to be kids extremely annoying, they pull it off: