Former first lady Michelle Obama is currently enjoying highly-publicized interviews and praise from her adoring fans in the media while promoting her new memoir “Becoming.”
In the book, Obama targets President Donald Trump, writing in part, “Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”
Her shots at the president haven’t been confined to her book, however.
During an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday, the former first lady summarized the feelings she had toward Trump on Inauguration Day.
“Bye, Felicia,” Obama said.
The phrase is from the 1995 film “Friday,” but became popular internet slang a few years ago and is an expression used to rudely dismiss someone.
“Bye Felicia” is the “As if!” of one-liners that should be retired in 2019… Michelle Obama talks leaving White House after Trump inauguration: ‘Bye Felicia’ | TheHill https://t.co/bIr65lCaYp
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) December 19, 2018
The audience ate it up, breaking out in laughter and applause. Fallon doubled over in laughter at Obama’s quip and the show’s band executed a musical riff.
“Is that what was going through your mind?” Fallon asked.
“A lot was going on that day,” she complained. “That was a day.”
Obama also took a shot at Melania Trump.
“Then the Tiffany’s box,” she whined.
Melania gave Obama a Tiffany’s gift box outside the White House. Obama later explained on the “The Ellen Show” that the timing of the gift was not “protocol.”
the only good moment of this inauguration is michelle jim-facing the camera like “why did she give me this box” pic.twitter.com/WoGAWfKS0l
— jonny sun (@jonnysun) January 20, 2017
Many people on Twitter blasted Obama for her graceless remarks.
it’s almost 2 years since Trump’s Inauguration and still it’s news what Michelle Obama felt on Inauguration day. get a grip and move on already.#triggered #unhinged #WednesdayMotivationhttps://t.co/LkEk7dS38R
— welcome to Idiocracy (@SpecialEDxx) December 19, 2018
Geeez have some grace! Do you think you would ever hear something like that from Laura Bush or Nancy Reagan?
— funtimes2018 (@funtimes2018) December 19, 2018
I love when they go live off script and show their true selves! The media will rally around her and somehow justify her despicable actions!
— TruthMatters (@all_true411) December 19, 2018
Whatever happened to Obama’s professed motto, “When they go low, we go high?”
Instead, she’s using mockery of the Trumps and the presidency to sell books and fill stadiums, all with the help of an adoring liberal crowd.
And sure, Obama’s Hollywood fan club will eat up petty one-liners. To the rest of us, however, it just comes across as petty and bitter.
See the interview below: