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Michelle Obama says Barack's presidency was like having the 'responsible parent' compared to Trump
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of their official portraits on Feb. 12 at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Michelle Obama contrasted her husband's administration with President Donald Trump's during a women's leadership conference in Boston. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama says Barack's presidency was like having the 'responsible parent' compared to Trump

Former first lady Michelle Obama took some shots at President Donald Trump during a women's leadership conference in Boston on Thursday, according to The Hill.

Obama discussed some of the ways her husband's administration compared favorably to Trump's, using the analogy of responsible parents versus bad parents.

What did she say?

In Obama's opinion, the Barack Obama administration "was like having the 'good parent' at home. The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time."

In contrast, Trump's administration represents the irresponsible parent who doesn't establish any boundaries, Obama said.

"And now we have the other parent," Obama said. "We thought it'd feel fun — maybe it feels fun for now because we can eat candy all day and stay up late and not follow the rules."

Was Hillary Clinton 'best-qualified?'

The topic of Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 campaign came up during Obama's remarks, when Obama said Clinton was the "best-qualified candidate" who "wasn't perfect, but she was way more perfect than many of the alternatives."

Obama also said Clinton was possibly the most qualified candidate ever, but that Trump was elected at least partially because Clinton did not inspire a strong voter turnout.

Still not running for president

Obama reiterated what she's said in the past: That she has no interest in running for president in 2020, despite the possibility of strong Democratic support for her hypothetical campaign.

"I think people should be less ... disheartened that me and Oprah don't want to run, and more disheartened by the fact that Hillary Clinton, probably the most qualified person to ever seek the office of the presidency, lost. She lost," Obama said.


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