Last Thursday, Michelle Obama delivered a devastating rebuke to Donald Trump, calling his past comments and alleged misconduct by the Republican nominee “cruel, frightening” and beyond the “basic standards of human decency.”
As Trump was preparing to respond to the allegations brought by the wave of women who had stepped forward a day earlier to accuse him of sexual misconduct, the first lady took the stage at a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Michelle called out Trump – without using his name – in support of the Democrat hopeful, Hillary Clinton, while ignoring the very real sexual assaults committed by her husband, Bill. “I can’t believe that I’m saying that a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women,” she said to the gymnasium filled with several hundred people. “And I can’t stop thinking about this. It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted.”
Michelle continued, “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 turn on the TV.”
“And to make matters worse, it now seems very clear that this isn’t an isolated incident. It’s one of countless examples of how he has treated women his whole life.”
The Conservative State reports under the assumption that Michelle Obama’s subject was never named and assumes from the tone of the speech that she must be talking about Bill Clinton.
The speech continues in the same hostile tone and fashion towards Donald Trump. However, in case he is thinking of launching a counter-attack, the White House has preempted his rebuttal with a stern warning. Aboard Air Force One, principal deputy White House press secretary Eric Schultz told reporters that Trump better not go after the first lady.
“I can’t think of a bolder way for Donald Trump to lose even more standing than he already has than by engaging the first lady of the United States,” said Schultz.
Of course, Trump has thus far refused to take the bait. He has not commented on Michelle’s attack.
After a similar speech by Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention, Trump stated that “he liked her speech” and that “she did a very good job.” However, the stakes have increased and Trump is very likely to respond in kind.
The battle lines have been drawn and many “deplorables” will be expecting a rebuttal from Trump. Ignoring such a blatant attack could do more damage than good.
H/T [Conservative State]