Former first lady Michelle Obama recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for her first television interview since her husband’s presidency ended in 2016.
Michelle opened up about a number of things that have occurred since she left the White House, including the awkward gift exchange moment she shared with Melania Trump on the morning of President Donald Trump’s 2017 swear-in ceremony.
In case you forgot, during the event, Melania presented the outgoing first lady with a Tiffany & Co. box. Although the gesture was nice, it was unexpected, considering how structured the event was, so the moments that followed were very awkward.
“You brought a gift!” the first lady said to Melania at the time. “I’ll take care of the protocol here,” chimed in former President Barack Obama.
As everyone else was preparing for a group photo, Michelle had no idea what to do with the box, and her reaction quickly got turned into one of most memorable memes of that year.
Now, Michelle, 54, has finally revealed what really going through her mind at the time and what was inside the box.