Michelle Obama Says Expectations Of The Presidency Have Cratered Since Trump Took Office

Former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about the weight of the office of President of the United States Tuesday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.

Obama addressed the recent mass shoot­ing in Las Vegas and spoke about how her hus­band far too often had to address the nation after tragedies like this one because part of his role was “over­see­ing that kind of loss and real­ly not hav­ing a solu­tion to offer fam­i­lies when you com­fort them.”

That’s the kind of stuff that you’re deal­ing with on a day-to-day basis, and you open the news­pa­per, and every­thing in it is your husband’s respon­si­bil­i­ty and indi­rect­ly, yours,” she con­tin­ued.

She also spoke about how her life feels much more open now that she is no longer liv­ing in the White House and sug­gest­ed that President Donald Trump is not giv­ing the prop­er weight to the office of pres­i­dent.

We sort of had a stan­dard of ethics, and there were things we wouldn’t do — you know — so there were a lot of con­straints under the Obama admin­is­tra­tion,” Obama said. “There was a cer­tain expec­ta­tion, so there was a lot that we couldn’t do and we didn’t do because of our respect for the posi­tion and what it means to the coun­try to have a com­man­der-in-chief that actu­al­ly upholds and hon­ors the office, so def­i­nite­ly, life is freer now.”

Obama also sug­gest­ed that the dete­ri­o­ra­tion of stan­dards and expec­ta­tion is “what hap­pens when we don’t stand up,” telling women that it is more impor­tant than ever to have a “seat at the table.”http://​the​grio​.com/​2​0​1​7​/​1​0​/​0​4​/​m​i​c​h​e​l​l​e​-​o​b​a​m​a​-​p​r​e​s​i​d​e​n​c​y​-​s​t​a​n​d​a​r​d​-​b​a​r​-​l​ow/

Michelle Obama says expec­ta­tions of the pres­i­den­cy have cratered since Trump took office