Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro tore into First Lady Michelle Obama during a monologue Saturday, responding to recent comments Obama made when she said that under President-elect Donald Trump, the country is currently facing a lack of hope.
Obama said during a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey that under her husband, President Barack Obama, the country faced a momentum of hope following his election in 2008 and 2012, but now that hope has run out.
"Since when does hope rise and fall with you and Barack in the White House?" Pirro questioned.
"This from a woman who, in 2008 at age 44, said 'for the first time I'm proud of my country,'" Pirro added. "[Now] eight years later you're out of hope?"
Pirro went on to rip Obama for saying that her husband did, in fact, bring hope to all Americans, especially in times of crisis, which is what she said during her interview with Oprah. But Pirro disagreed.
"Did your husband give hope to the parents of James Foley or Steven Sotloff, who was in custody for over a year while his family was told they could not negotiate because they'd be prosecuted before their sons' heads were chopped off?" Pirro asked.
"To try to convince America that once you and Barack exit the White House, hope is removed from America — that's an outrage!" she added.
The Fox host went on to explain that with Trump, America has hope. But for the Obamas, hope is "gone."
"For you, hope is gone," Pirro said, noting that as of next month when Trump is sworn into office, the Obama family will no longer be able to travel internationally "at-will" with the presidential prestige and entourage.
"Michelle, you may not realize it, but Americans rejected you and everything you stand for," Pirro explained. "They know what hope is. Hope is when people — 30,000 at a time — stand in line in the cold, with their children, hoping to get the glimpse of a man that they think could change the course of their lives from the downward spiral that you and 'Mr. Hope and Change' have put them on."
Watch Pirro's complete fiery monologue below:
Trump also responded to Obama's comments about hope, telling a large crowd at the final stop of his "victory tour" in Alabama on Saturday that America now has "tremendous hope" under his leadership.