It’s been well over a year since the Obamas left the White House, but their social and political insights remain as relevant as ever. And at the beginning of April, the former first lady offered the public a fresh take on the current presidency. In a moderated discussion in Boston, Michelle Obama compared Trump and Obama as metaphorical parents, according to USA Today.
Speaking at the Simmons Leadership Conference, an annual event at the all-women’s private college in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, Michelle candidly described Trump and Obama’s style of leadership as though they were the parents of their constituents. Obama, she said, enforced rules that were less exciting but which were ultimately good for a metaphorical child’s overall well-being and health.
“I always sort of felt like the eight years that Barack was president, it was sort of like having the good parent at home,” Michelle said of her husband. “You know, the responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time.”
Trump, she said, was a little different. She described him as a parent who is less structured and, perhaps, a less focused on the consequences of not following rules. “And now perhaps we have the other parent in the house,” Michelle said. She suggested that voters might have…