Former First Lady Michelle Obama made some candid remarks today about women who voted for President Trump over Hillary Clinton.
You may remember that last October, as she campaigned for Clinton, Obama delivered a big speech addressing Trump’s treatment of women, saying, “He demeans and humiliates women as if we’re objects meant solely for pleasure and entertainment rather than human beings worthy of love and respect.”
She also warned people on the eve of the election they shouldn’t “play around with a protest vote.”
Now that Trump has been President for eight months, the former First Lady reflected thusly upon the women who voted for him (per CNN):
“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 did also say she wants to be “constructive” in her comments about President Trump himself, saying, “There was a whole party that didn’t do that for my husband, a whole political party that did not, but what we’ve learned is part of our legacy is leading with grace.”
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