- The former first lady of US, Michelle Obama, has said the impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump is "surreal"
- Michelle said the country has been through tougher times and as such will come back from whatever it is facing now
- The former first lady added that the new development is not a reason enough not to take a corresponding action and let the next generation down
The former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, has described the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump with his dealing with Ukraine as “surreal”.
CNN reports that Michelle said that though she does not know what many people think about it, she is sure they would recover from it.
"It's surreal. I don't think people know what to make of it. But do I think we can come back from it? Oh yeah," she said.
She continued that the country had been through tough times like depressions and wars and it came stronger from everything.
Michelle said letting the development dampen the country and not do what is right will not be good enough for the next generation.
"We've seen tough times in this country. You know we've gone through depressions and wars and bombings and terrorist attacks, and we've gone through Jim Crow, and we've always come out stronger.
“And that's what we have to continue to believe because what's our choice? To ball up in a corner and call it a day? Well that's not fair to this next generation that's coming before us that are counting on us to get this right,” she said.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Michelle Obama said she would give the proceeds from her book, I Am Becoming, to the education of the female child.
The proceeds are over $500,000 (R7.4 million), a sum she said will be donated through her set-up Girls Opportunity Alliance, an initiative that she launched in October 2018.
She said that the money will be used to fund projects of the organisation. Michelle added that girls in Vietnam will also be positively affected by the fund.
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