On the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, it was rumored that Melania Trump went against protocol. Michelle Obama has recently spoken out about it, and now we know what sweet Melania had actually done and what was in the controversial blue Tiffany’s box.
Since the moment President Donald Trump was elected, there has been an obvious and growing divide between him and his predecessor, former President Barack Obama. Whether or not they want to be at odds, as a result of the media, it seems that their wives are supposed to dislike one another as well.
In fact, on the day of Trump’s inauguration last year, an unnecessary controversy was stirred up involving an incident between Michelle Obama and Melania Trump that had many demanding answers last year, but the answers never came. However, Michelle recently decided to expose exactly what had happened.
Melania Trump is a kind-hearted soul. On the day of her husband’s inauguration, she went “against protocol” to do something nice for Michelle Obama. In fact, on the morning of the inauguration, the two couples met one another at the White House, and Melania did something unexpected; namely, she brought along a thoughtful departure gift for Michelle.
Of course, everyone saw the awkward encounter last year and wanted to know what was inside the blue Tiffany’s gift box. However, Michelle wouldn’t divulge that information. In fact, it wasn’t until a recent appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show a full year later that she actually revealed what was inside.
“So, what was in there?” Ellen DeGeneres reportedly asked to laughs from the audience, as The Hill reports.
Michelle responded, revealing that it was a “lovely frame” and “adding that the current first lady’s gift was outside the norm of traditional diplomatic exchange,” The Hill adds.
Of course, Melania was just being kind and attempting to make a friendly gesture, extending the olive branch to both Michelle and Barack. Sadly, that was never going to work, considering everything that’s come out over the last year as Barack Obama tried to prevent Trump’s presidency by weaponizing our DOJ and FBI, but that’s a whole other story.
In typical Obama fashion, Michelle attempted to use the situation to draw attention to herself, all while attempting to make Melania sound like an idiot. However, Melania wasn’t the idiot, she was actually just doing what many others with manners would normally do.
“Well, there’s all this protocol,” Michelle said. “This is like a state visit, so they tell you, ‘They’re going to do this, you’re going to stand there.’ Never before do you get this gift,” she added, no doubt throwing a subtle dig at Melania’s unexpected gesture.
“So I’m sort of like, ‘OK, what am I supposed to do with this gift?’” she added, laughing about the footage of her looking around confused that went viral last year.
Michelle said “everyone cleared out” for a photo, leaving her with no staff to grab the box. However, according to Michelle, former President Obama “saved the day” by bringing the box inside the White House.
Melania hardly went against any protocol. She didn’t do anything wrong, and there’s no rule against a parting gift. If Michelle thought this little story was going to make Melania look bad, she was greatly mistaken. To the average American, it sounds like Michelle may have just been used to someone always being at her beck and call. So much so, she forgot how to be normal and actually put down a box on her own.
Furthermore, it’s as if kindness and manners are foreign to her. But, on the other hand, it’s uplifting to know that we now have a First Lady in the White House who respects other people and social norms — including giving a gift to someone if the situation presents itself.