On Tuesday night during a health panel at Klick Health‘s MUSE New York, our former FLOTUS had a few words to say about her social media use and the dangers of Twitter. Like the icon she is, we couldn’t help but notice a couple not-so-subtle jabs at her husband Barack Obama‘s successor.
The advocate confessed to not being super familiar with the ins and outs of Twitter, which is why she’s employed a team to make sure her messaging is on point. You listening, Donny?
“I still haven’t figured it out because I’m old and I don’t understand most of social media. I tweet, but I have a committee. I don’t just tweet off the top of my head, which I don’t encourage people to do ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ especially kids. How many kids do you know that the first thing that comes off the top of their head is the first thing they should express? You know? It’s like, ├óΓé¼╦£Take a minute. Talk to your crew before you put that [out there] and then spell check and check the grammar.'”
She went on to add:
“I think kids do think telling it like it is and talking off the top of your head [is cool]├óΓé¼┬ª [but] that’s never been good. We weren’t raised like that. That’s rude. That’s what you call rude. But yes, I use social media. But I use it like a grown-up.”
Snap, snap! Louder for those in the back, Michelle!
The fearless leader also addressed people’s desire for her to run for President by saying she wanted to make room for the young people to take charge:
“There’s some bright young people out there doing amazing things. This is why I’m not gonna run for president because I think it’s a better investment to invest in creating thousands of me’s because we don’t need just one. We need thousands and thousands. As an old leader, I think it’s important to step out of the way and make room. If Barack and I just keep sitting in the same seats and trade seats, like, ├óΓé¼╦£Now it’s your turn. Now it’s my turn. Now it’s Sasha’s turn,’ then we’re not finding that new energy out there and giving them an opportunity to sit in the same seats.”
So wise and so missed.
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