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‘I’m not depressed’: Obama’s first day in office will be bittersweet

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By ALEXANDER PAPPAS By ALExandriPAPPAS”I’m sure there’s a few things that I’m not happy about but I’m certainly happy that I have a president who I believe has a plan for this country,” said Michelle Obama, who spoke with reporters at her daughter’s graduation ceremony in New York City this week.

She also addressed the opioid epidemic, which has killed more than 40,000 people since 2014.

The first lady told the graduating class that she was proud of the work of the Obama administration and the work they’ve done on health care and economic justice.

She added: “We can do better.”

The Obamas have spent the past week traveling around the country to promote their daughter’s first term.

At a ceremony to recognize graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy, Michelle Obama told the cadets that her father’s first 100 days were filled with work and he has made progress on a lot of fronts.

“We are working together to create a health care system that is compassionate, safe, affordable, and effective,” she said.

The Obams will host a town hall event in their hometown of New York on Thursday evening, a day before Michelle Obama delivers her speech.

Michelle Obama said she would focus on her father as she took the stage.

“I think it’s important that you know, as my husband said when he first took office, he made some promises that were more than he kept,” she told the audience.

“I know you’re all focused on your future, and we’re all looking forward to the future of the country,” she continued.

“The next 100 days are going to be about making sure that we can make that happen.”

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