The first couple released their final Christmas address this Christmas Eve, and it’s, of course, lovely. The video starts out with an adorable blooper from their first Christmas address and a groan-worthy dad joke from the president.
About halfway through, President Obama says, “As we retell [Jesus’] story from that holy night, we’ll also remember his eternal message—one of boundless love, compassion, and hope.”
The first lady then elaborates on what that means. “The idea that we are our brother’s keeper and our sister’s keeper,” Michelle Obama says. “That we should treat others as we would want to be treated. And that we care for the sick, feed the hungry and welcome the stranger, no matter where they come from, or how they practice their faith.”
Those words are a subtle but clear message of resistance to the incoming administration: The anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim hate president-elect Donald Trump espouses contradicts both American and Christian values.