Michelle Obama Dishes on Awkward Melania Trump Gift Exchange on Inauguration Day


Michelle Obama admitted her Inauguration Day gift exchange with Melania Trump was awkward, telling Ellen DeGeneres in a new interview that Melania's gift totally broke normal White House protocol.

The moment became one of the most viral GIFs from the day, but Michelle said he husband ultimately came to the rescue. A silver frame, which she described as "lovely". And I'm thinking do we take the picture with (it)?. "Never before do you get this gift, so I'm sort of like okay", the mother of two told DeGeneres.

Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump were greeted by President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama upon arriving at the White House, January 20, 2017. "What am I supposed to do with this gift?'" Obama explained to the audience. The mystery of the Tiffany box is solved. The first lady then gave her gift to Obama, which prompted some confusion before the couples posed for a photo op together. See, he grabbed the box and took it back inside.

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"And then my husband saved the day", she smiled. The talk show host teased Obama's guest appearance (which airs Thursday) on Instagram yesterday, captioning the shot of her with the former first lady and Jennifer Aniston: "I knew my 60th birthday show was gonna be fun, but I didn't know it was gonna be this fun".

One perhaps vividly remembers that expression on Michelle's face as she was handed the present - that mixture of surprise and embarrassment when she was frantically casting glances around looking for staffers to take the box from her. No staff, no one. "I was like what do you do with the box?"