Michelle Obama just did what no other first lady has done before, and it’s making some people nauseous.
Speaking to thousands of high school students at 2018 College Signing Day in Philadelphia, Obama crowned herself the “forever first lady” as the crowd cheered.
“I know you have everything it takes to succeed,” she told more than 8,000 high school seniors at the event held at Temple University, according to Time.
“I know that you are me, and if I can be standing here as your forever First Lady, then you can do anything you put your mind to,” she said. “So remember this moment when you’re out there.”
The Liacouras Center was the place to be this morning as @MichelleObama and plenty of big names celebrated a commitment to education for thousands of students at #CollegeSigningDay! pic.twitter.com/VdmVHIwxzh
— Temple University (@TempleUniv) May 2, 2018
Telling students she had “high hopes” for them, Obama assured them they “have everything it takes to succeed,” as she spoke for the fifth consecutive year at College Signing Day, a project she started in 2014 when she actually still lived at the White House with her husband, former President Barack Obama.
Celebrity guests joining the former first lady included Robert DeNiro, Zendaya, Camila Cabello, Rebel Wilson and Bradley Cooper.
Dancing and Celebrating #CollegeSigningDay With @MichelleObama. Forever My First Lady! ❤#ReachHigher @BetterMakeRoom pic.twitter.com/UMXGQkz8Yr
— Ciara (@ciara) May 2, 2018
Obama drew cheers from the students and liberals everywhere got goosebumps.
Happy #CollegeSigningDay from the best First Family ever! pic.twitter.com/Boi4JOTyal
— Together we rise ?? (@Matsamon) May 2, 2018
“Forever First Lady” Michelle Obama
“Forever President” Barrack Obama#ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/4PezfLdVTG
— A.Silver-MeMEs & GIFs (@SilverAdie) May 3, 2018
But on social media, a collective groan could be heard with some fearing this meant that her husband might think of himself as the nation’s “forever president.”
Michelle Obama’s said she is American’s forever First Lady.
NO THANKS! pic.twitter.com/3PSLidlx7v
— The Trump Train ?? (@The_Trump_Train) May 3, 2018
Good Lord, I just ate! What kind of arrogance do you have to possess to say something like that.
— LoveGodUSA (@LoveGodUSA) May 2, 2018
— chachalaca (@chachalaca) May 2, 2018
— FreeDawg (@FreeDawg34) May 2, 2018
Michelle Obama has declared herself the “forever First Lady.” ?
You literally said you were ashamed to be an American. No First Lady should ever say that! Thankfully Melania has erased your disgrace with her grace.
The arrogance in the Obama family is astounding!
— Tyler Zed (@TyEducatingLibs) May 3, 2018
The only one who could come close to “forever 1st lady” is Jackie Kennedy.
Michelle made kids eat broccoli and complained about the country. pic.twitter.com/DJP8QCHQML
— AdoraDeplorableKat (@MrsKHuie) May 3, 2018
1. There is not a “forever” 1st Lady
2. If there was a “forever” 1st Lady, it would not be a title that you bestow upon yourself.
3. @MichelleObama ☛ wake-T-F-up, Alice! You aren’t in Wonderland anymore!
— Shelbycat (@shelbycat03) May 3, 2018
.@MichelleObama Sorry, but no. This is our gorgeous forever #FirstLady pic.twitter.com/hQY7pcYZQQ
— ♏are333 ? (@BlueEyes088) May 3, 2018
OMG folks! All First Ladies will always be a ” First Lady”, just like all Presidents after office are referred to as Mr. President. Stop having a heart attack ???
— Jedadiah (@bunniesrule1234) May 2, 2018
The only thing I want from Michelle Obama that is “forever” is gone.#BeGone
— Al ~ AmericanPhoenix (@alpipkin) May 3, 2018
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