Michelle Obama had time when she appeared to take a subtle shot at President Donald Trump’s Twitter etiquette while advocating for social media accountability.
Our former first lady attended a health panel at Klick Health’s MUSE New York City and said while Twitter is still a mystery to her, she has a crew that helps keep her on track.
“I still haven’t figured it out because I’m old and I don’t understand most of social media. I tweet, but I have a committee,” Michelle Obama said. “I don’t just tweet off the top of my head, which I don’t encourage people to do—especially kids.”
Michelle Obama added, “How many kids do you know that the first thing that comes off the top of their head is the first thing they should express? You know? It’s like, ‘Take a minute. Talk to your crew before you put that [out there] and then spell check and check the grammar.’”
She continued: “I think kids do think telling it like it is and talking off the top of your head [is cool]… [but] that’s never been good. We weren’t raised like that. That’s rude. That’s what you call rude. But yes, I use social media. But I use it like a grown-up.”
Supporting the next generation of leaders
While Michelle Obama continues to receive tremendous support by people who are asking that she take up the cause to become run for President, she shies away from the idea and instead throws her support behind today’s youth.
“There’s some bright young people out there doing amazing things,” she said at Tuesday event, referring to a new generation of leaders already taking action on civic issues. “This is why I’m not gonna run for president because I think it’s a better investment to invest in creating thousands of me’s because we don’t need just one. We need thousands and thousands.”
Michelle Obama recently threw her support behind the wave of young students who are fighting for change in the wake of the deadly Parkland school shooting.
“I’m in total awe of the extraordinary students in Florida,” she tweeted. “Like every movement for progress in our history, gun reform will take unyielding courage and endurance. But @barackobama and I believe in you, we’re proud of you, and we’re behind you every step of the way.”
She continued, “As an old leader, I think it’s important to step out of the way and make room. If Barack and I just keep sitting in the same seats and trade seats, like, ‘Now it’s your turn. Now it’s my turn. Now it’s Sasha’s turn,’ then we’re not finding that new energy out there and giving them an opportunity to sit in the same seats.”
The book everyone is waiting for
Michelle Obama also announced this week that her highly anticipated memoir titled Becoming will be released globally on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
Michelle Obama stated, “Writing Becoming has been a deeply personal experience. It has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life.
“In this book, I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can’t wait to share my story.”
When Michelle Obama’s memoir is released she will be following it up with an international book tour.
We can’t wait!