Michelle Obama has been the epitome of grace and sophistication from the very beginning. However, her maturity and ability to take the high road has never kept her from dishing it out just exactly when she needs to, especially when it comes to the Trump’s. And as she was faced with the possibility of yet another four years under the reign of Donald, Michelle pulled out her best work to ensure that president Trump will be president no more come 2020.
In case you haven’t noticed, Trump is quick to viciously attack everyone but Michelle Obama. He’s fired off at former president Barack Obama more times than we can count, but somehow the former FLOTUS always remains unscathed, despite the fact that she’s always been clear in her disdain for him.
The former first lady sat down with Stephen Colbert to discuss Barack’s presidency, the time they spent in the White House, and what they faced as the first African American First Family. Michelle stated:
“When you’re the first of anything, the bar feels higher. You don’t have room to make mistakes.”
Obama was also very straightforward about what leaving the White House felt like, admitting that she cried for 30 minutes straight after she left their home of eight years for the first time. She also pointed out how carefully she and her husband worked during their time in the White House to ensure that they led the country in a dignified manner — something that Trump didn’t get the memo for.
“It was just the release of eight years of feeling like we had to do everything perfectly, that there wasn’t a margin of error, that we couldn’t make mistakes, that we couldn’t slip, that our tone had to be perfect. We knew that we were the moral compass. So we had to speak carefully and clearly and intelligently and we couldn’t just say things off the cuff.”
Of course, this inevitably led to Colbert asking Obama about Trump. “As people who took that moral position seriously, and it is a serious position, how does it feel to see the next occupant, at least of the Oval Office—I can’t speak to anyone else in his family—who seems indifferent to that responsibility?”
Michelle’s reply certainly called on the public:
“The question that we have to ask ourselves is how does the country feel about it? I don’t think it matters how I felt about it. I’ve felt torn about it from the day I watched it happen. But now the country has to ask itself, what do we want? What is the bar that we’re setting for ourselves?”
But she completely obliterated Trump’s chance for a second term in her next sentence:
“It’s up to the voters now to figure out what kind of moral leadership do we demand in the White House, regardless of party, regardless of race, regardless of gender, regardless of wherever you are. What do we want our president to look like? How do we want them to act? And if we vote for one set of behavior, that’s obviously what we want until we vote differently.”
Regardless of political affiliation, Donald Trump is a moralless, spineless piece of garbage. And Michelle has called on all Americans to get up and do something about it.
You can watch the clip here:
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