The Obamas returned to the White House on Wednesday for the unveiling of their portraits, where the former first lady snubbed Donald Trump.
It is tradition that when a new administration comes in, they invite the old administration back to have their portraits hung in White House halls and corridors. When Trump was in office, that was a tradition he did not keep.
“Traditions like this matter,” Michelle Obama said before the unveiling of her portrait.
“We hold an inauguration to ensure a peaceful transition of power,” she said, reminding the crowd about the 2020 election results where Trump brought attention to election integrity in the United States.
The rest of the ceremony was just former president Barack Obama and Joe Biden complimenting each other on what a “good” job they have done running the country.
“We trusted him, all of you in this room. We believed in him, we counted on him. And I still do,” Biden said, according to The Times of Israel.
Obama also complimented his former vice president, saying, “I was even luckier to have a chance to spend eight years working day and night with a man who became a true partner and a true friend.”
Obama then referred to Biden’s presidency as a “fortune” for America.
“Joe, it is now America’s good fortune to have you as president,” he said.
Biden then said that he was so prepared for the job because working alongside Barack Obama helped him prepare.