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WASHINGTON (AP) – First lady Michelle Obama tells Oprah Winfrey that this past election was “painful.”

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Mrs. Obama sat down with Winfrey at the White House for an hourlong special that was broadcast Monday on CBS.

On the topic of the recent campaign she said: “This past election was challenging for me as a citizen to watch and experience. It was painful.”
Still, Mrs. Obama says she and the president are supporting President-elect Donald Trump’s transition because “it is important for the health of this nation that we support the commander-in-chief.” She says the same thing wasn’t done for her husband, but that “this is what’s best for the country.”

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As for her own political future, Mrs. Obama says she won’t run for public office.

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