"You guys are smarter than that", Obama told listeners at WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference.
This is not the first time that Obama spoke of Trump without directly addressing him; she did the same thing last summer during her powerful speech at the DNC, and again earlier this year when she delivered her final words as First Lady. "Conquering fear depends on surrounding yourself with good, trustworthy people you can rely on".
Obama closed the talk by taking a not-so-subtle jab at President Trump.
Speaking of life after the White House, Obama said she is enjoying "just being able to sit calmly and listen", recalling what it was like to spend some time in a Tuscan villa where there was no noise.
"Women are in charge of everything, we do everything, we are in charge of everything in the household", she said, later adding: "That's where I look to the fellas at the room and say 'Are you ready?" Obama also said it's nice to not have to dress up to go outside, and to wake up with nobody in the house. "And she was getting us to think, see what impact we have on the world".
"Barack, he knew more, he worked harder; if there was something that had to be done, he was going to do it faster, stronger", Michelle said. "I want young people in America to know not to forget that history".
During her time as first lady, Obama launched several initiatives that focused on themes of empowerment.
We have to want to.
She also spoke to those in the room about influencing their families and communities, saying that change starts small. "Don't underestimate the value of what you can do in your own communities".