Michelle Obama, appearing on Wednesday’s “Tonight Show,” zinged Donald Trump for breaking with the presidential tradition of inviting immediate predecessors back to the White House to unveil their official portraits.
Host Jimmy Fallon noted that the former first lady only recently returned to the White House for the first time since she and her husband, former President Barack Obama, left office in January 2017.
“No. Wasn’t invited,” Obama deadpanned.
“Oooh, shade,” she then joked.
The audience lapped up the dig and Fallon burst into laughter.
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The Obamas made their first joint return in September for the unveiling of their official portraits, an experience she called “beautiful.”
“It’s a tradition,” she explained. “You do your official portraits, the next president is supposed to invite you back to hang them. We were never invited back, so these pictures have been done for a long, long time.”
“It’s also a time for the staff to come back and reminisce and be together,” she added. “It’s a ritual.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Obama dissed the “bad” cocktails mixed by daughters Sasha and Malia, and recalled what went down when her husband became the unofficial coach of their fourth-grade basketball team.
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