Everyone remembers the hideous moment when first lady Melania Trump presented an awkward Inauguration day gift to Michelle Obama. People across the world were highly curious to know what was inside the big blue box from Tiffany & Co.
It remained a mystery until the former first lady finally opened up about the gift exchange in her recent appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
In her first TV interview since leaving the White House, the former FLOTUS revealed that the gift was a "lovely frame."
"Well, there's all this protocol," Obama told "Ellen" host Ellen DeGeneres in an episode that airs on Thursday, February 1.
What exactly happened?
On a day full of protocol, both couples were supposed to pose for a photograph soon after they shook hands and hugged, while two Marines saluted by their sides.
But instead of pivoting for the photograph, Melania handed Michelle a blue-coloured rectangular box. She grabbed it with two hands and panicked. She was seen glancing around everywhere to find a place to keep the present.
"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 OK. ... What am I supposed to do with this gift?" the former FLOTUS told Ellen on the show.
"No one would come and take the box," she said, "And I'm thinking, 'Do we take the picture with (it)?'"
"And then my husband saved the day – see he grabbed the box and took it back inside. But everybody cleared out. No staff, no one. I was like what do you do with the box?" she added.
Meanwhile, many Twitter users slammed the former FLOTUS, dispensing advice on how she could have handled the situation in a better way.
One user wrote: "Michelle Obama – when someone gives you a gift, you say thank you and hold it. You don't look for staff to take the gift away."
What is she supposed to do with it?? How about NOT be an ungrateful thankless pig! @MichelleObama should be ashamed of herself! First lady Melania brings MO a gift and her jealous hateful self treats it this way!— Jali_Cat (@Jali_Cat) January 31, 2018
You are disgusting Michelle. Period. #WednesdayWisdom #MAGA https://t.co/ggQuRAdu4A
More insults....over a gift! You are equally as disrespectful!— Modern Bull ?? (@ModernBullWagyu) February 1, 2018
These ppl are hilarious, so you're the FLOTUS and you can't figure out or ask someone just to take the gift box? Well, "here's your sign"???— tim ahearn (@AhearnTim) February 1, 2018
Pull up the video on you tube and watch how laura handles it vs how the Obamas fumble it!!! @MichelleObama is rude, disrespectful and to be blasting a 'gift' a year later, when she did the EXACT same thing with a bulkier package is #classless! Don't defend her lies!!!— Modern Bull ?? (@ModernBullWagyu) February 1, 2018
If she was making fun of herself then why the appearance on Ellen with the gift as the subject— crissie Pepple (@cjpepple) February 1, 2018
I have a great suggestion for you Michelle put the gift where the sun don't shine.— Cookie Bruno Ousley (@Cookiebruno) February 1, 2018