President-elect Donald Trump hit back at First Lady Michelle Obama during the final stop on his "victory tour" in Alabama Saturday after Obama said in a recent interview that the country lacks hope now that Trump will be president.
"Michelle Obama said yesterday that there is no hope," Trump said during the event in Mobile, according to the Washington Examiner. "I assume she was talking about the past, not the future. Because I'm telling you, we have tremendous hope. And we have tremendous promise and tremendous potential. We are going to be so successful as a country again. We are going to be amazing."
Obama told Oprah Winfrey in her interview Friday that America is currently "feeling what not having hope feels like" after her husband, President Barack Obama, ushered in a form of hope eight years ago.
She also said during the interview that America needs a "grown-up" in the White House during times of crisis — a slight diss toward Trump.
Still, the president-elect had a very positive message during his rally Saturday.
"You the American people will now again be in charge. Your voice, your desires, your hopes. Your aspirations will never again fall on deaf ears. Never again," Trump told the crowd, according to the Examiner. "We will heal our divisions and unify our very, very divided country. When Americans are unified, there is nothing we cannot do. No task is too great. No dream too large. No goal beyond our reach."
"We're all united by one shared destiny. So I'm asking everyone to join this incredible movement. Here is my request for all of you. Never, ever give up — can't give up. I should have given up in this campaign five times. I should have given up according to them ten times," he added. "But I never gave up. Never gave up ... Never stop believing. And never ever stop dreaming."