“I’m not new in this ‘going high’ thing. I’m modeling what was done for me by the Bushes,” she said. “Laura Bush was nothing but gracious and helpful, and her team was right there for my team, all throughout this entire eight-year process.”
The First Lady went one step further, telling Oprah, “We will do whatever they need to help them succeed. So that's one of the things I said to Melania: ‘When you get to a place when you can digest all this and you have questions—because you don't have questions the day after the election—my door is open.’ And that was really the nature of the meeting."
In additional previews of the interview, the FLOTUS talks about the importance of hope and her struggles with being labeled an “angry black woman". "I thought, 'OK, well, let me live my life out loud so that people can then see and then judge for themselves,'" she says. "And that's what I want young people to do: Just live your life. Live it out loud."