Trump responds to Michelle Obama: 'We have tremendous hope'

Trump responds to Michelle Obama: 'We have tremendous hope'
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“We have tremendous hope, and we have tremendous promise and tremendous potential,” Trump said in Mobile, Ala., on the final stop of his "thank you" tour.

“And I actually think she made that statement not meaning it the way it came out,” Trump continued about Obama.

Trump noted that he met with President Obama and Michelle Obama following his Nov. 8 victory, saying of the first lady, "She could not have been nicer."

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Michelle Obama told Oprah Winfrey during an interview earlier this week that the Obama administration achieved the hope it promised during the campaign.

"Because we feel the difference now," she said. "See, now, we're feeling what not having hope feels like."

Trump responded Saturday, predicting "tremendous hope" in the nation's future.

"And beyond hope, we have such potential. This country has such potential. You watch, it’s going to be so special. Things are going to happen like you haven’t seen happen in many many decades,” he said.

“This is truly an exciting time to be alive,” Trump added. “The script is not yet written.”