First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Manchester, New Hampshire this afternoon, and delivered a powerful rebuke of both Donald Trump’s growing sexual assault scandals and the culture that has permitted it to happen. The Republican nominee has denied their statements and has claimed his comments were a mere case of “locker room talk”. “This wasn’t just locker room banter”.
“This was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about predatory behavior”. Reporter: And Michelle Obama had a lot to say. “None of us deserve this kind of abuse”, she said.
US Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton said she’s “awed” by Michelle Obama’s Thursday speech slamming opponent Donald Trump’s misogyny and added that “every moment” of the US First Lady’s address is worth watching.
He compared party members coming out against Trump’s remarks for women to the character from the classic movie “Casablanca” who is “shocked that there is gambling in this establishment”.
In a 2005 video, Trump can be heard vividly describing how he uses his celebrity to force himself upon women.
America has been repeatedly shaken to its core by Michelle Obama.
“We have a candidate for president of the United States who over the course of his lifetime, over the course of this campaign, has said things about women that are shocking, so demeaning”, she said.
“I know this is is a campaign, but this is not about politics”, she continued. It connected. Whether you like to believe it or not, whether I want to believe it or not, it connected.
Almost as important as what she said is what the First Lady refrained from saying. We are telling our daughters that this is how they deserve to be treated.
“So Republicans who let Trump flourish – they don’t get credit for at the very last minute when finally the guy that they nominated and they endorsed and they supported is caught on tape saying things that no decent person would even think, much less say, much less brag about, much less act on you can’t wait until that finally happens and then say, oh, that’s too much, that’s enough”, he said.
“An at-times emotional Obama admitted that she “couldn’t stop thinking about” the comments made by Trump and had to address them in her speech“. But it was crystal clear exactly who she was talking about.
Listen to her full speech below.