Michelle Obama Speaks On Women Who Didn’t Vote For Hillary Clinton
Talk Your Isht, Queen: Michelle Obama Calls Out Women Who Voted “Against Their Own Voice” To Elect Trump
Michelle Obama spoke during an onstage interview at Inbound, a marketing conference in Boston on Wednesday. The remark of the former first lady that is getting the most attention is hers about that women who voted for President Trump, saying that did so against their own self-interest.
Obama’s exact quote on the matter was: “Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice.” This is a pretty obvious–and almost undeniably true–statement, considering Trump and his cabinet’s policies on women’s reproductive and other rights. Of course, because her and Barack are amazing and cordial, she added she and former President Barack Obama hope to see Trump succeed as president.
While a majority of women overall voted for Clinton in the election, according to exit polls, a majority of white women voted for Trump.
Michelle also criticized the Republican Party’s efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, her husband’s signature policy achievement. The latest Senate bill was pulled Tuesday after it failed to garner sufficient support. “The Affordable Care Act is not Barack’s legacy,” Obama said. “It is our country’s legacy.”
“We need someone who is compassionate . . . someone who will be a role model for our kids. . . . If a [candidate] is erratic, if [they] disrespect our fellow citizens . . . let me tell you, that is who they are,” she said at George Mason University in September 2016. “A candidate is not going to suddenly change once they get in office. . . . And at that point, it is too late. They are the leader of the world’s largest economy.”
But despite Obama’s high popularity, millions of women voted against the first woman to win the nomination for a major party. And Obama is still not okay with that. She told a crowd in Boston this week that she believes women who voted for Trump voted “against their own voice.”
Here’s the full quote:
Quite frankly we saw this in this election. As far as I’m concerned, any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice in a way. To me, it doesn’t say as much about Hillary ― and everybody’s trying to wonder. Well, what does it mean for Hillary? No, no, no. What does it mean for us as women? That we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, ‘That guy. He’s better for me. His voice is more true to me.’ Well, to me that just says you don’t like your voice. You like the thing we’re told to like.