Last week, MObama gave a passionate speech against Trump... without once uttering his name. She talked about how his language of predatory sexual behavior shook her to her core, and how it must be rejected.
So Trump – who is dropping in the polls – decided it was time to attack the First Lady, who has a higher public approval rating than Bill Clinton and Melania Trump.
During a campaign rally on Friday, the Republican presidential nominee started by going after President Barack Obama. He said,
This comes days after the president said,
Then, Donald went after Michelle, saying that she too only wants to campaign.
He then started talking about how much Obama "likes Hillary," given the campaigning she is doing for her. Trump says,
Trump supporters have been resurfacing a 2007 clip of Michelle in an attempt to discredit her current support for Clinton.
Indeed, Obama said in 2007 that she believes if you can't take care of your home, you can't take care of the White House.
Trump uses this as an excuse for why he has been using Bill Clinton's sexual assault accusers against Hillary.
But then, he says that he found out Obama had said it.
But here's the thing: Obama did not say that about Clinton. She was talking about Barack and herself, and how they were running the campaign. During a campaign stop in Iowa in 2007 – according to Politifact – Obama said,
If you want to believe that Obama said what she did to subtly make a jab about Clinton not being able to stop her husband from having affairs and carrying on questionable sexual behavior, that's your prerogative. But the context does not support your case.
Barack Obama said in a conference call in 2007 that what his wife said was not about the Clintons. He said,
When Trump goes low, Obama goes high. And when Obama goes high, we all know where Trump goes.
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