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Michelle Obama, a beacon of light and grace in these trying times, confessed during a Dec. 19 interview that even she found it "painful" to watch parts of the 2016 election.

‚ÄúYou know, this‚ÄĒthis past election was challenging for me as a‚ÄĒas a citizen. To watch and experience. It was painful,‚ÄĚ Obama said in a CBS News interview with¬†Oprah Winfrey.

The First Lady told People earlier this month that she went to bed on election night rather than stay up to watch the slow motion car crash of the results coming in.

‚ÄúYou kind of saw the tea leaves,‚Ä̬†Obama told¬†Winfrey.¬†‚ÄúSo mentally, I‚Äôd already kind of digested it before I actually read it."