Michelle Obama

Quote of the Day

“Because no matter how we felt going into it, it is important for the health of this nation that we support the commander in chief. Wasn’t done when my husband took office, but we’re going high, and this is what’s best for the country. So we are gonna be there for the next president and do whatever we have to do to make sure that he is successful because if he succeeds, we all succeed.”

— Michelle Obama, quoted by Politico.

Michelle Obama Blasts Trump Over Vulgar Comments

First lady Michelle Obama delivered a powerful and emotional rebuke to Donald Trump, saying his vulgar comments on sexual assault “have shaken me to my core,” Politico reports.

Said Obama: “The fact is in this election we have a candidate for president of the United States who over the course of his lifetime and the course of this campaign has said things about women that are so shocking, so demeaning, I simply will not repeat anything here today.”

She added: “And last week we saw this candidate actually bragging about sexual assaulting women. I can’t believe I’m saying that a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women.”

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Bonus Quote of the Day

“That is what Barack and I think about every day as we try to guide and protect our girls through the challenges of this unusual life in the spotlight, how we urge them to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith. How we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country. How we explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high.”

— Michelle Obama, in her speech at the Democratic National Convention.