Out of all of the memorable moments from Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, there's one that still haunts us one year later: What was inside that Tiffany's box Melania Trump gave Michelle Obama as a gift, and why was it all so awkward?
Prepare to sleep well tonight, friends, because we finally have the answer. Obama is set to appear on Ellen for her first TV interview since leaving the White House on Thursday, and she spills all the dirt on that cringeworthy gift exchange in a preview clip for the show, which you can check out over on Entertainment Weekly.
First, the former FLOTUS told Ellen DeGeneres that Trump gifted her with "a lovely frame." And then she explained why everyone looked especially uncomfortable as the Obamas welcomed the Trumps to the White House. “Well, there's all this protocol. This is like a state visit, so they tell you you’re gonna do this, they’re gonna stand here. Never before do you get this gift, so I’m sort of like, ‘OK, where…? What am I supposed to do with this gift?'" Obama shared. "Everyone cleared out, and no one would come to take the box. I’m thinking, ‘Do we take the picture?’ And then my husband [former President Barack Obama] saved the day. See, he grabbed the box and took it back inside. But everybody cleared out — no staff, no one. I was like, ‘What do you do with the box?’”
They handled it like pros, if you ask us.
Watch the former first lady of France, Carla Bruni, weigh in on the current FLOTUS, below.