Former first lady weighed in on the proceedings against , describing them as a “surreal” experience that she is hopeful “we can come back from.”
“I don’t think people know what to make of it,” she told “Today” host Jenna Bush Hager , noting that “a lot of young people weren’t around” during the last time a president went through impeachment proceedings — then-President Bill Clinton more than 20 years ago.
“But do I think we can come back from it? Oh yeah,” Obama said. “We’ve seen worse times. We’ve seen tough times in this country, you know? We’ve gone through depressions and wars and bombings and terrorist attacks, and we’ve gone through Jim Crow, and we’ve always come out stronger.”