Michelle Obama Finally Opens Up About Election Night: "I Went to Bed"

Same. You know, after sobbing hysterically.

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Please cast your mind back to November 8, otherwise known as the night life said "LOL, joke's on you" and Donald Trump was elected president (opens in new tab). Unless you voted for Trump, your reaction to his win was probably some combination of shock, dismay, and the profound need to curl up in bed—and it looks like Michelle Obama was right there with you.

"I went to bed. I don't like to watch the political discourse; I never have," Michelle recently told People (opens in new tab). "I barely did with him." (Note: "him" = Barack Obama.)

"Anything that I felt about the election I said, and I stand by," the first lady continued. "Once you do what you can do, then the rest is easy. It was in the hands of the American people."

Michelle also echoed her husband's sentiment about helping Trump (opens in new tab) as he transitions to his new job. "This is our democracy, and this is how it works," she said. "We are ready to work with the next administration and make sure they are as successful as they can be. Because that's what's best for this country."

Helping Trump help himself is a big job, but someone's gotta do it.

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.