In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama to lead female celebrity dodgeball team in 'Late Late Show' face-off Obamas sign deal with Spotify to produce podcasts Obamas sign deal with Spotify to produce podcasts MORE says her husband achieved the "hope" his campaign promised, contrasting President Obama's administration with the incoming Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants 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 ClintonBroadway play 'Hillary and Clinton' closing early due to low ticket sales Broadway play 'Hillary and Clinton' closing early due to low ticket sales Facing challenge from Warren, Sanders touts strength against Trump MORE in October.