Apparently, Michelle Obama lives by her rule: “When they go low…we get mean, rude and bitter.”

Via Daily Caller.

Former first lady Michelle Obama appeared to cast fun at first lady Melania Trump again Tuesday on “The Tonight Show” over an exchange the two had on Inauguration Day when Trump handed Obama a baby blue Tiffany & Co. boxed gift….

“So there was that and the Tiffany’s box … it was just a lot,” Obama said, as she made a face in apparent attempt to take a swipe at Trump and the exchange the media deemed “one of the biggest mysteries of the Trump administration,” and one that “befuddled” the Obamas….

Eventually it emerged on The Ellen Degeneres Show that it was a “lovely frame,” but Obama also added she felt uncomfortable during the exchange because it wasn’t protocol for the moment.

“Well, there’s all this protocol. I mean, this is like a state visit, so they tell you that you’re going to do this, they’re going to stand here,” Obama recalled. “Never before do you get this gift, so I’m sort of like, ‘Okay, what am I supposed to do with this gift?”

“I was like, what do you do with the box?” the former first lady added.

But after Obama brought up the viral gift exchange again on Tuesday with Fallon, CNN White House reporter Kate Bennett pointed out Obama did the same thing at the same event in 2009, when she and her husband greeted former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush on the steps of the White House….

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  1. Alain41 says:

    I always thought that protocol was to be gracious in accepting a gift.
    Funny, she likely looks at the Trumps and thinks, Money can’t buy class.
    Melania didn’t buy it. And here’s your mirror.

  2. MACVEL says:

    Mooch’s translation: I can only complain, now. But we should have thrown Trump out of office years ago!

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