On Thursday, Michelle Obama went on an extremely rare, yet satisfying attack against Donald Trump. Typically, the First Lady keeps to herself and focuses on things the GOP considers unimportant (like healthy children and educating girls), but Pussyghazi left her with no choice but to say something.
Speaking at a New Hampshire Clinton rally, Obama denounced Trump’s remark that he goes around sexually assaulting women.
“I can’t believe I’m saying a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women,” Obama, who says she tossed her “normal campaign speech” in the garbage because it would have been “dishonest and disingenuous to me to just move on to the next thing like this was all just a bad dream,” explained.
“I can’t stop thinking about this,” she said of the 2005 video that depicts the Donald explaining that he gets away with grabbing women “by the pussy” because he’s rich. “It has shaken me to my core in a way I could not have predicted.” The Trump campaign has dismissed this as “locker room talk,” though they haven’t explained in exactly which locker room they think they hear men talking about groping women. But Obama refuses to accept that:
This was not just a lewd conversation. This wasn’t just locker room banter. This was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behavior, and actually bragging about kissing and groping women, using language so obscene that many of us were worried about our children hearing it when we turned on the TV.
And, of course, with the slew of women stepping forward to tell their stories of the times Trump has groped them, Obama pointed out that “it now seems very clear that this wasn’t an isolated incident.”
“This is not something that we can ignore,” Obama told the crowd. “It’s not something that we can just sweep under the rug as just another disturbing footnote in a sad election season.”
She then took aim at people who have chosen to support a braindead woman who thinks WiFi “waves” cause cancer just to spite Clinton. “If you vote for someone other than Hillary,” Obama said, “you are helping to elect her opponent.”
“We need to recover from our shock and our depression,” she added, referring to the sordid campaign developments, “and we need to do what women have always done in this country: we need to roll up our sleeves and get to work.”
Her speech was so good that President Obama says it reminds him of why he married her. Watch it below:
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