Michelle Obama Rips Donald Trump through a Fantastic Speech
In candid remarks Wednesday, former first lady Michelle Obama said women who voted for Republican nominee Donald Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton went against their “authentic voice” in the 2016 presidential election.
“Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice,” she said at the Inbound 2017 conference in Boston, according to video from inside the event.
“What does it mean for us as women that we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, that guy, he’s better for me, his voice is more true to me,” Obama said. “Well, to me that just says you don’t like your voice. You like the thing you’re told to like.”
Obama slammed Trump on the campaign trail after he was heard talking in a leaked “Access Hollywood” video about being sexually aggressive with women.
“I can’t stop thinking about this,” she said at the time. “It has shaken me to my core in a way I could not have predicted.”
Obama said her comments about the election are some of the things she has “rolling around in (her) head” as she pens her book and reflects on the past decade in the political eye.
“When you’re in it, you don’t have a moment, a second, to think,” she said. “This is the first time in eight years, probably 10 years, that I’ll have a chance to think back on what it all meant.”