MICHELLE OBAMA has been criticised after mocking US First Lady Melania Trump via a reference to mid-90s comedy film ‘Friday’, with TV host Piers Morgan accusing her of “b*tchy sniping”.
Mrs Obama made the controversial remark during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show. She also claimed she felt awkward when Mrs Trump presented her with a Tiffany gift box. Mr Morgan wrote in The Daily Mail: “Melania Trump must have winced with anger and humiliation.
“Michelle inexplicably decided to plunge the b**chy knife firmly into the back of her successor as First Lady.
“How sad to see Michelle Obama, a woman I greatly admire, go so low simply to belittle her successor.”
During her appearance on The Tonight Show, Mrs Obama said her reaction to leaving the White House after Donald Trump’s election win was “bye, Felicia”.
Ms Obama was on the show to promote her memoirs, currently the best selling book this year in the US.
Mr Morgan argued: “Michelle Obama likes to pride herself as being street-wise and down with the kids.
“She is a very smart woman so she will have known that ‘Felicia’ is a very similar phonetic name to ‘Melania’, so it would have been obvious to whom she was referring.”