In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama on social media: You’ve got to ‘think before you tweet’ MSNBC trolls Trump with video montage of Obama saying ‘Merry Christmas’ Overnight Regulation: USDA delays healthy school lunch requirements | Senate panel advances controversial environmental pick | Drone industry pushes to ease rules | Dem commish joins energy regulator MORE says her husband achieved the "hope" his campaign promised, contrasting President Obama's administration with the incoming Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE administration.

"Everything — the [2008] election was all about hope," Winfrey asks the first lady. "Do you think this administration achieved that?"

"I do," Obama says. "Because we feel the difference now. See, now, we're feeling what not having hope feels like."

The interview is part of a special on the first lady set to air Monday on CBS and Winfrey's OWN channel.  

"Barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes," Obama adds in the interview.

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Obama said that that her husband has been a symbol of optimism and hope during his term in office, adding that he was "a grown-up in the White House."

"I feel Barack has been that for the nation in ways that people will come to appreciate. Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, 'Hey, it's going to be okay. Let's remember the good things that we have,'" Obama said. 

The first lady criticized Trump during the election, and condemning him for the lewd comments he made about women in a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape published during the presidential campaign.

“The shameful comments about our bodies, the disrespect of our ambitions and intellect, the belief that you can do anything you want to a woman. It is cruel. It’s frightening," Obama said at a campaign event for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE in October.