Michelle Obama takes potshot at Trump: 'Once our time is up, we move on'
"And, once our time is up, we move on. And all that remains in this hallowed place are our good efforts and these portraits," she continued.
Former first lady Michelle Obama made an apparent swipe at former President Donald Trump on Wednesday while attending the portrait unveiling for her and her husband at the White House.
“You see, the people that make their voices heard with their vote. We hold an inauguration to ensure a peaceful transition of power,” Ms. Obama said, according to The Hill.
“Those of us lucky enough to serve work, as Barack said, as hard as we can for as long as we can, as long as the people choose to keep us here. And, once our time is up, we move on. And all that remains in this hallowed place are our good efforts and these portraits,” she continued.
The outlet interpreted the remarks as a veiled jab at Trump, who has claimed that the 2020 presidential election was stolen and rife with voter fraud. Trump remains in the public eye in part due to an ongoing legal battle between him and the Department of Justice over his storage of sensitive documents at his Mar-a-Lago compound. He also remains a favorite presidential candidate among Republicans.
Former President Barack Obama himself appeared to jab at Trump during the ceremony, telling President Joe Biden, per Fox, that "[T]he country is better off than when you first took office... and we should all be deeply grateful for that."