The tributes to the First Lady and her husband Barack Obama are already pouring in since Mr Trump was declared the 45th President of the United States.
Those dreaming of seeing a woman elected as president had their hopes crushed after Hillary Clinton’s shock defeat. The pressure is now piling on Ms Obama to reignite hopes of having a woman at the helm of the White House by standing in the 2020 election.
What Ms Obama plans to do in the next four years is unclear. She has campaigned for veterans and for access to education for girls as part of her Let Girls Learn initiative and has suggested she may continue this work after leaving the White House.
Ms Obama built a successful career as a hospital executive before giving it up to become the First Lady, something she was reportedly “very upset” about having to do. The initiatives she launched and engagements she carried out during this period were unpaid and with her husband losing his six-figure income both will need to seek out some form of work.