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Michelle Obama spoke out about Meghan Markle - and it was everything I expected it to be

The former first lady recently appeared on TODAY, where she spoke about the interview with host Jenna Bush Hager, reflecting to her own loneliness she felt at times in the White House.

Michelle Obama spoke out about Meghan Markle - and it was everything I expected it to be

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama meets Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. - Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam.

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Michelle Obama is the latest celebrity weighing in on Megan Markle's CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey. The former first lady recently appeared on TODAY, where she spoke about the interview with host Jenna Bush Hager, reflecting to her own loneliness she felt at times in the White House.


"Public service, it's a bright, sharp, hot spotlight, and most people don't understand it, and nor should they," Obama said. "The thing that I always keep in mind is that none of this is about us in public service. It's about the people that we serve." In addition, Hager brought up the issue of race, touching on "concerns and conversations" among members of the royal family regarding how dark Megan and Harry's 21-month-old son Archie's skin might be.

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"As I said before, race isn't a new construct in this world for people of color, and so it wasn't a complete surprise to hear her feelings and to have them articulated," Obama said. "I think the thing that I hope for, and the thing I think about, is that this, first and foremost, is a family. I pray for forgiveness and healing for them so that they can use this as a teachable moment for us all."

Also during the interview, Obama discussed her latest project with Netflix, "Waffles and Mochi," which is an educational show for children surrounding healthy eating. "It's my favorite project," Obama told Jenna. "You have followed us and supported a lot of the work that we've done, and I love it all, but this project, it brings it all full circle because it brings me back to kids and nutrition.

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The series will stem from Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions, and is co-created by Jeremy Konner ("Drunk History,") and Erika Thormahlen.

Obama also stated that while the show might be targeted for children, it's a "family show," which was initially what drew her towards the project. In addition, Obama also teamed up with Partnership for a Healthier America for a new campaign, "Pass the Love with Waffles and Mochi."

The objective of the campaign will be to provide at-home recipes and activities, while planning to raise funds to distribute 1 million meals to families in need across the country. Honestly, can she be anymore of a saint?

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