After former first lady Michelle Obama criticized women who didn’t vote for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro fired back, indicating Obama’s comments were insulting.
“Hey Michelle, could it be that unlike you, these women have been proud of their country all their lives?” Pirro tweeted Thursday.
Hey Michelle, could it be that unlike you, these women have been proud of their country all their lives?https://t.co/h9eUWMJSaJ
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) September 28, 2017
Pirro’s tweet was in response to remarks made by Obama on Wednesday, where the former first lady said women who didn’t vote for Clinton were voting against their own interests.
“Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice,” Obama said during a marketing conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
Obama also suggested women who voted for Trump were simply following others rather than thinking for themselves.
“It doesn’t say much about Hillary, and everybody’s trying to worry about what it means for Hillary and no, no, no what does this mean for us as women?” Obama asked.
She then provided an answer to her own rhetorical question.
“That we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, ‘He’s better for me. His voice is more true to me.’ To me that just says, you don’t like your voice. You just like the thing you’re told to like,” Obama said.
Pirro appeared on Fox & Friends on Friday to discuss Obama’s comments.
“To suggest that women are so simple that they vote based on their reproductive organs only — or Madeline Albright saying that there’s a ‘special place in hell’ for women who don’t vote for other women — is just so simplistic it throws us back to the Dark Ages,” Pirro said.
She explained women voted for Trump because he offered a strong agenda aimed at growing the economy and defeating terrorism. Moreover, several women believed Clinton was “arrogant” and a “crook,” Pirro said.
After pointing out that former President Barack Obama ran against and defeated Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries, Pirro pointed out the hypocrisy in Michelle Obama’s comments about female voters.
“So I guess then Michelle Obama didn’t know her own voice when she voted for her husband against a woman?” Pirro asked.