Michelle Obama spoke out against the Trump administration during a speech on Friday at a tech conference in Utah.
According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the former first lady compared Donald Trump’s White House to her husband’s, saying that Trump’s is led by fear while former President Barack Obama’s was led by hope.
“It isn’t just us first,” she said, referring to Trump’s “America first” policies. “We live in a big country and a big world,” she said. “You can’t just want to help someone in a hurricane and not make sure they can go to the doctor when they’re sick.”
Trump forced his “America first” policy this week during a speech to the United Nations, adding that other countries should put their people first.
“As president of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you as the leaders of your countries will always and should always put your countries first,” he said on Tuesday in New York.
Michelle Obama said that “things are tough right now” and “we’re being tested.” The former first lady says she “continues to be hopeful” that things will improve.
Michelle Obama was also asked about a run for the presidency in 2020.
“Oh, no!” she responded. “Running for office is nowhere on the radar screen, but continuing in public service is something I will do for the rest of my life.”