Michelle Obama Slams Female Trump Voters: They ‘Voted Against Their Own Voice’
Michelle Obama Lays Out Concerns On Whether Voices Of Female Donald Trump Voters Are Being Expressed Appropriately
There is little doubt former First Lady Michelle Obama still gets a lot of love from the public. She left the White House with very high approval ratings and, despite making it clear she has no interest in running, still generates buzz as a favored candidate to challenge Republican Donald Trump in 2020.
Just weeks ago, former pollster for Bill Clinton, Douglas Schoen, penned an op-ed laying out the case for Obama as the best choice for Democrats in 2020. While not endorsing her, he pointedly stated:
But as an analyst, Michelle Obama is clearly the Democrats’ best chance to reunite the party and win back the White House in 2020.
Michelle Obama is perceived as a strong, well-qualified leader with immense national popularity.
While Obama has been adamant about not running for office, she hasn’t been shy about continuing to advocate for women’s rights and taking the occasional jab at Donald Trump.
During a talk at a conference in Boston today, Obama spoke about women being strong in the face of self-doubt and finding their voices.
— Amanda (@MandyGasse) September 27, 2017
But Obama also had strong words for women that voted against Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential election. As reported by The Hill, she stated:
“Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice,”…
“It doesn’t say as much about Hillary, and everybody’s trying to worry about what it means for Hillary and no, no, no, what does this mean for us, as women?” she continued.
“That we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, ‘He’s better for me. His voice is more true to me.’ To me that just says, you don’t like your voice. You like the thing you’re told to like.”
While Clinton did win with women overall, exit polls showed she did lose the vote of white women by a significant margin to Donald Trump.
Michelle Obama has taken issue with Trump since his election win on multiple occasions. In one of her last interviews as First Lady, she suggested that America would miss “having a grown-up in the White House”. After news broke that the Trump administration would roll back rules regarding school lunches advocated by Obama, the former First Lady was baffled by the move, asking:
Why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you?
It seems that the country still has a hearty appetite for leadership like that of Michelle Obama. And when she talks, many will continue to listen intently.
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