Michelle Obama Finally Opened Up About The Inauguration Gift Exchange With Melania Trump

Date February 1, 2018

What was in the blue gift box which Melania Trump presented to Michelle Obama on the day of President Trump’s inauguration? This question has bothered a lot of people throughout this year. Finally, Michelle revealed the mystery. Any guesses what could it be?


What was in the gift box?

According to the longstanding tradition, a former president of the United States welcomes a newly elected president on the morning of the official Inauguration ceremony.



The Obamas welcomed the Trumps to the White House just hours before Donald Trump took his responsibility as the 45th president of the United States of America. However, it was not the meeting of two presidents that caused a huge reaction among people. Melania’s gift to Michelle Obama completely stole the spotlight that day, and here is why.

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Mrs. Trump presented the former First lady with a Tiffany & Co. blue gift box. An awkward moment came with Obama looking uncertain about what to do with the box. Later, Michelle commented on the situation:

Well, there’s all this protocol. I mean, this is like a state visit, so they tell you that you’re going to do this, they’re going to stand here. Never before do you get this gift, so I’m sort of like okay.

Fortunately, Barack came to the rescue and saved the day. The former president just grabbed the box and took it back inside.


All this time, people were wondering about what was in that box. Finally, Michelle opened up the mystery during her recent appearance on Ellen’s Show.

It was a lovely frame.

Melania Trump's gift to Michelle Obama 

Michelle Obama will be a guest star on Thursday's episode of Ellen’s Show to help DeGeneres celebrate her 60th birthday. In fact, it will be her first post-White House TV interview.

Well, two fabulous women, Michelle and Ellen, on one show….it’s going to be interesting. We will definitely watch this episode on Thursday night. What about you?

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