Former President Obama remains monumentally more popular than Donald Trump can ever hope to be and for good reason. While Trump has worked to divide this country in the name of “making America great again” and “America first,” Obama, along with his wife Michelle, worked for eight years to bring this country together and promote the rights of the underprivileged.
The Obamas, after only a short time away from the public eye, have been engaging on important issues and are in somewhat high demand as speakers. At a speaking engagement this past Tuesday, Michelle Obama was in for a surprise.
Michelle, who has appeared at a smattering of events across the country throughout recent months, including leading tech conferences, participated in a question and answer session moderated by Shonda Rimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women this past Tuesday.
Something else important marks last Tuesday as well — the Obamas’ 25th anniversary.
As it turns out, former President Obama had privately taped a message to be played for his wife by the conference organizers near the end of her time on stage. Obama’s
Obama’s two-minute long message to his wife featured him praising her character and overall person.
He said, in part:
‘The idea that you would put up with me for a quarter of a century is a remarkable testament to what a saintly, wonderful person you are… not only have you been an extraordinary partner, not only have you been a great friend, somebody who could always make me laugh, somebody who would always make sure that I was following what I thought was right, but you have also been an example to our daughters and to the entire country.’
Watch a view of the conference hall, including the stage, as the video was being played below.
The message from the former president himself is featured below.
Among the messages that Michelle Obama has delivered in recent weeks is a recurring theme of the importance of empowering women. Among other things, she expressed the related sentiment on Tuesday that young people in the United States will be left in the dark, so to speak, by the chaotic, hateful nature of the present presidential administration — although she never, apparently, uttered Trump’s name.