Michelle Obama issued a scathing denunciation of Donald J. Trump on Thursday for his lewd comments about women, exhorting voters in visceral terms to reject his candidacy and back Hillary Clinton as a matter of conscience.
“This is not normal. This is not politics as usual,” Mrs. Obama told several hundred voters in a university gymnasium here. “This is disgraceful, it is intolerable, and it doesn’t matter what party you belong to,” she added. “No woman deserves to be treated this way — none of us deserves this kind of abuse.”
Breaking from her standard message in support of Mrs. Clinton, the first lady delivered a 25-minute speech remarkable for its personal tone and its emphasis on gender and sexual assault. Mrs. Obama implored voters to “stand up and say enough is enough,” by electing Mrs. Clinton. “I can’t believe that I’m saying that a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women,” the first lady added, her voice quavering with emotion as she reacted to the emergence last week of a recording in which Mr. Trump was heard coarsely boasting about kissing and groping women without their consent.
“I can’t stop thinking about this — it has shaken me to my core,” Mrs. Obama said.
And that's the ballgame folks.
I will gladly admit that I have an almost incalculable amount of respect for Michelle Obama, and I know that level of respect is shared by the vast majority of the American people.
Including our next President:
She is essentially a national treasure at this point..@FLOTUS, I'm in awe. Thanks for putting into words what's in so many of our hearts. -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 13, 2016
So for her to come out like this and to personalize these comments and actions from Donald Trump, by saying how it makes her feel as a woman, was incredibly powerful and I imagine that every woman (And most REAL men) who heard it just checked their local calendar to see when they can finally participate in early voting.
P.S. The entire speech was great by the way and you can see that for yourself by clicking here.