How much do we love Michelle Obama?
FLOTUS is on the campaign trail, stumping for Hillary Clinton. Speaking Friday in Fairfax, Virginia on Friday, Obama delivered a strong jab at Donald Trump’s longstanding claims that her husband, President Barack Obama, was not born in the United States.
Mrs. Obama said, “Back then, people had all kinds of questions about what kind of President Barack would be. Things like ‘does he understand us?’ And then, of course, there were those who questioned and continue to question, for the past eight years, up to this very day, whether my husband was even born in this country.”
The crowd erupted in boos.
“Well, during his time in office, I think Barack has answered those questions with the example he set by going high when they go low.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 16, 2016
Then Obama went after Trump’s character, basically saying that he was nothing more than a flashy showman incapable of shouldering the obligations of the Oval Office. “A president can’t just pop off,” she said, adding later:
“We cannot afford to squander this opportunity, particularly given the alternative. Because here’s what we know: that being president isn’t anything like reality TV. It’s not about sending insulting tweets or making fiery speeches. It’s about whether or not the candidate can handle the awesome responsibility of leading this country.”
"We need someone who will take this job seriously…a president can't just pop off." pic.twitter.com/Biw4RetaSg
— britni danielle (@BritniDWrites) September 16, 2016