Michelle Obama was at a rally on Thursday in New Hampshire where she delivered a passionate speech on recent events. She focused on the remarks made by Donald Trump in the hot mic tape from 2005 that has been the cause of much controversy both with Democrats and Republicans. Her address deviated from a standard campaigning speech, and took on a much deeper personal tone.
See the video below for her full address:
Comments by Trump taken personally
She spoke on how absurd this 2016 election campaign has been, and how she was in disbelief that a presidential candidate could behave in such a manner.
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. - Michelle Obama
First Lady Obama brought up how words can be hurtful and disrespectful, and addressed his comments not just from a political standpoint, but also from a personal standpoint as a woman.
The shameful comments about our bodies, the disrespect of our intelligence. The belief you can do anything to a woman? It is cruel. It's frightening. And the truth is, it hurts. It hurts. - Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama also made a clear distinction between normal campaign rhetoric, which comes with the territory, as opposed to the inflammatory remarks and crude talk that has set Trump apart this election cycle. She appealed to a sense of common decency that she reinforced should prevail in all Americans, regardless of their political affiliations.
I know it's a campaign, but this isn't about politics. It's about basic human decency. It's about right and wrong. - Michelle Obama
Hillary is the choice for women
Michelle Obama urged voters, and in particular female voters, to cast their ballot for Hillary Clinton. She praised her experience with politics, and spoke on how she represented the choice which would provide a better role model for children across the country. She also urged voters to not vote for a third party candidate, as the stakes are too high given the risk it could help Trump obtain the White House.