Michelle Obama Relives Awkward Inauguration Day Gift Exchange

Barack Obama Michelle Obama Donald Trump and Melania Trump to the White House in Washington DC

A year later, in her first television interview since leaving the White House, Michelle chatted with Ellen DeGeneres about the viral gift exchange, because the world is still dying to know what was in that damn box.

In a preview of tomorrow's episode, the lawyer and author opened up to DeGeneres about the contents of the mystery Tiffany & Co. box that Melania Trump gifted her on inauguration day. They tell you you're gonna do this, you're going to stand here.

She continued, "What am I supposed to do with this gift?"

Former President Barack Obama transferred executive power to Donald Trump on January 20, 2017, but that wasn't the only memorable exchange that took place that day.

At first glance, that Tiffany box, which Melania Trump presented to Michelle Obama, looked like a polite gesture from the incoming first lady to the outgoing one. But everybody cleared out. The first lady then gave her gift to Obama, which prompted some confusion before the couples posed for a photo op together.

For the record, the gift was, according to Obama, "a lovely frame". "I was like what do you do with the box?"

While welcoming their successors to the White House, Obama recalled not knowing what to do when presented with the surprise gift, a moment that was immortalized by a series of GIFs circulated around the Internet. And everyone cleared out and no-one would come and take the box.

Luckily, Michelle's resourceful husband Barack stepped in to save the day. Several seconds pass before Melania Trump is able to join him, appearing from behind their auto with the Tiffany box.

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