US nation is hopeful, Trump responds to Michelle Obama in final rally

US President-elect Donald Trump rejects an idea posited by First Lady Michelle Obama about the country being in a hopeless state.

The future president took the stage in his final “thank you” tour in Mobile, Alabama, on Saturday, asserting that the nation is replete with “tremendous hope.”

Supporters cheer President-elect Donald Trump in Ladd-Peebles Stadium on December 17, 2016 in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by AFP)

“We have tremendous hope, and we have tremendous promise and tremendous potential,” said the New York billionaire.

“And I actually think she made that statement not meaning it the way it came out,” he added.

“She could not have been nicer,” Trump said of Michelle, whom he met along with the president following his November 8 shock victory.

‘A grown-up’ at helm

US President-elect Donald Trump greets members of the Azalea Trail Maids as he arrives in Mobile, Alabama, for a ‘Thank You Tour 2016’ rally on December 17, 2016. (Photo…

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