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How Barack, Michelle Obama Snubbed Donald, Melania Trump

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have never shied away from letting everyone know what they think of the Trumps and their administration.

In 2016, the ex-POTUS and the former first lady reportedly refused to take a photo with Donald Trump and his wife after the POTUS was elected as the president of the United States.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Barack and Michelle canceled the traditional photo ops with the first couple outside the south entrance of the White House.

But when Barack was elected into office in 2008, George Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, posed with him and Michelle outside the Oval Office.

“The decision not to participate in this tradition illustrates how bitter the campaign was, particularly for Mrs. Obama, who delivered some of the most emotional arguments against electing Mr. Trump,” the publication reported.

Barack and Donald have been criticizing each other throughout the past couple of years. Most recently, the POTUS blamed the Iran missile attacks in Iraq on the Obama administration.

In the past, Melania Trump’s husband has also described Barack’s way of handling foreign affairs weak and ineffective. At one point, the POTUS also called Barack one the most ineffective president of the United States.

Two years ago, Barack had the opportunity to criticize Trump during an hour-long speech. Malia and Sasha’s dad called the POTUS the symptom and not the cause.

“He’s just capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years,” he said.

Meanwhile, Michelle and Melania have not publicly criticized each other. But the FLOTUS has been accused of plagiarizing some of the former first lady’s work and speeches.

During her interview with ABC’s “20/20,” Michelle revealed that Melania has never reached out to her even though she offered to give her advice anytime she needs one.


Shortly after, the FLOTUS’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said that Trump’s wife is a strong and independent woman who only seeks advice from her professional team.

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