Many people wear their emotions on their face, making it difficult for them to mask their feelings whether happy or sad — Michelle Obama is one of those people.
Since President Donald Trump’s shocking and devastating election win, many awkward moments have been shared between the Obamas and the Trumps, including an ironic photo of then-President Barack Obama and Trump shaking hands that went viral.
These pics of Obama and Trump... in every single one you can tell Barack legit cannot believe this is actually happening pic.twitter.com/bxqA3GdyFj— Charlie Lindlar (@charlielindlar) November 10, 2016
Flash forward to Inauguration Day, and more phony niceness between the two families is made apparent by a photographer who captured Michelle Obama’s pained facial expression while she and Barack greeted the Trumps Friday morning.
Michelle Obama’s face perfectly illustrated the anguish America, as a unit, is feeling as Trump’s dreaded presidency officially begins.
Us too, Michelle. Us too. pic.twitter.com/650mpFv9H1— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) January 20, 2017
Then, things got even weirder when Melania Trump gifted Michelle Obama with a Tiffany & Co. signature blue box. While it was a nice gesture, she chose a bad time to hand our outgoing first lady the gift as it was just before a photo op. Michelle had no clue what to do with the bright blue box in her hands — at least, that’s the story the expression on her face told.
*record scratch* *freeze frame* yep. that's me. you're probably wondering how i got in this situation- pic.twitter.com/8lpCnM8rR4— talia jane (@itsa_talia) January 20, 2017
Whether intentional or not, Michelle Obama’s face as she and her husband “welcomed” the Trumps — who want to crush their legacy — into their home conveyed the melancholy sentiments that most of America is experiencing.
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