Michelle Obama on Trump: This isn’t politics if it lacks human decency
“I can’t believe I’m saying a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women,” Michelle Obama said during a campaign stop in New Hampshire. Her speech in the last few hours has hit global headlines as she is being looked as the most powerful and sensible voices in this election, with some speeches even scoring over Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton’s.
In what was anger and upset, Obama fired out her disgust over Trump’s comments about using his celebrity to grab and grope had affected her powerfully, occupying her thoughts since the tape emerged late last week. “And I have to tell you that I can’t stop thinking about this. It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted,” the First Lady said. “So while I’d love nothing more than to pretend like this isn’t happening, and to come out here and do my normal campaign speech, it would be dishonest and disingenuous to me to just move on to the next thing like this was all just a bad dream.
Obama started with what she has been focussing of late – the Let Girls Learn, an initiative for girls’ education.
In she speech she went on to “I know it’s a campaign, but this isn’t about politics,” Obama articulated. “It’s about basic human decency. It’s about right and wrong.”
As commentary on her speech CNN suggested Clinton calls her the reliever and pinch-hitter:
In 2008 and 2012, President Barack Obama’s campaign aides anointed Michelle Obama “The Closer.” This year, Hillary Clinton may well designate her most popular surrogate the starter, the reliever and the pinch-hitter, too.