Tuesday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, former first lady Michelle Obama said when she attended the State of the Union address she would notice the Republican side was “all men, all white,” and that was why she argued many people of color “don’t trust politics.”
Speaking about diversity, Obama said, “We should be working actively to mix it up, so we’re getting a real broad range of perspectives on every issue. Shoot, I would see that in Congress.”
She explained, “At the State of the Union address … when you are in the room what you can see is this real dichotomy. It’s a feeling of color almost. On one side of the room is literally gray and white. Literally, that is the color palette on one side of the room. On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone, because on one side all men, all white, on the other side some woman, some people of color.”
She continued, “I look at that, and I go, no wonder. No wonder we struggle, no wonder people don’t trust politics. We’re not even noticing what these rooms look like.”
She added, “If people haven’t had the experience of being other and out, and you are trying to fix the problem of those folks, it’s hard to come up with the right answer when you haven’t lived it.”
But little did the people attending knew, this was just the beginning of Michelle’s rant, as she quickly moved forward to compare President Trump to her husband, Barack Obama, saying there was a difference in the lessons young people would learn from her husband’s presidency and that of Mr. Trump.
Many of the young people today, they only know Barack Obama as their president and what that standard felt like and what kind of messages were being talked about,” said Michelle, adding, “They grew up only under hope and possibility and options and opportunity and creating more space.”
Taking care not to mention President Trump by name, she added: “I think they will feel some of what’s happening now as intrinsically not what they were taught,” finishing with an ultimate low blow, saying that the “standard” was now lower.
— Chelsea Cooper (@ChelseaCooper07) October 4, 2017
How obama tore this nation apart & divided the ppl of America. How he kissed the ass of other nations, welcomed illegals, etc etc
— MakeUsStrong (@ReviveTheUSA) October 4, 2017
Yes there is …. how to hate white people ..
— Kathryn Burkhill (@BurkhillKathryn) October 4, 2017
Yes, like patriotism which was not practiced by Obama
— Liam W (@LiamAmerica) October 4, 2017