Michelle Obama: Young people feel what's happening now 'not what they were taught'

Michelle Obama: Young people feel what's happening now 'not what they were taught'
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Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaCriticism of Melania Trump shows a lot about the #MeToo movement Obama tells Letterman of showing off his 'dad moves' in front of Prince Smithsonian to unveil Obamas' portraits next month MORE said Tuesday that many young people only know life under her husband's presidency and may consider "what's happening now as intrinsically not what they were taught."

"Many of the young people today, they only know Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMcCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’ Democrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration Trump’s first year in office was the year of the woman MORE as their president and what that standard felt like and what kind of messages were being talked about," she said at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, according to CNN.

"They grew up only under hope and possibility and options and opportunity and creating more space," she continued.

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"I think they will feel some of what's happening now as intrinsically not what they were taught."

The former first lady did not specifically mention President Trump by name, though her comments could be viewed as in reference to the current administration.

Obama has spoken out against Trump in the past. Last month, she criticized women who voted for Trump, saying they "voted against their own voice." She also argued that the White House was being led by fear.

The former first lady argued Tuesday that there are key differences for today's youth, saying young people are "less tolerant of obvious inequities" than in the past.

"I think that this generation will look at what is happening now in the world and they will say, 'This doesn't feel right because this wasn't what I was taught.'"