Michelle Obama addresses sexual assault

Posted on 13 Oct 2016 at 12:14pm

First lady Michelle Obama

At a campaign stop in New Hampshire, first lady Michelle Obama said she couldn’t just deliver her usual campaign speech because she was so upset and shaken about Donald Trump’s joking about sexual assault of women. She said a country should be judged on how it treats its women and girls.

She said:

We have a candidate for president of the United States who over the course of his lifetime and the course of this campaign have said things about women that are so shocking, so demeaning, I simply will not repeat anything here today. And last week we saw this candidate bragging about sexually assaulting women. And I can’t believe that I’m saying that a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women.

I can’t stop thinking about this.

It has shaken me to my core in a way I couldn’t have predicted.

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