In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMan who killed teenager who performed at Obama inauguration sentenced to 84 years in prison December sales cement best-seller status for Michelle Obama's book: report De Niro: Democrats 'have to be more aggressive' MORE says her husband achieved the "hope" his campaign promised, contrasting President Obama's administration with the incoming Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ 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 ClintonGillibrand announces exploratory committee to run for president on Colbert Former PepsiCo CEO being considered for World Bank chief post: report Live coverage: Trump AG pick grilled on Mueller probe at confirmation hearing MORE in October.