US Election: Donald Trump attacks Michelle Obama now
With only days left until the US Election Day, the Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump launched a rare attack on First Lady Michelle Obama, saying “all she wants to do is campaign” for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Addressing a rally in North Carolina, Trump said Michelle had insulted Hillary in 2007 ahead of Barack Obama’s first election victory.
Mr Trump said: “I see how much (Michelle Obama) likes Hillary.”
“But wasn’t she the one that originally started the statement, ‘If you can’t take care of your home,’ right? ‘You can’t take care of the White House or the country?’ Where’s that? I don’t hear that. I don’t hear that,” he added.
The Obama campaign confirmed the comment made by Mrs Obama, but said it referred to their own struggle with parenting during a campaign, not to the Clintons.
The first lady recently slammed Trump for his remark about women in the lewd tape, which was recorded in 2005, and the groping allegations.
Mrs Obama said: “I know it’s a campaign, but this isn’t about politics.It’s about basic human decency. It’s about right and wrong.”
“I can’t believe that I’m saying that a candidate for President of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women. This is not something that we can ignore. It’s not something we can just sweep under the rug as just another disturbing footnote in a sad election season,” she added.
Michelle Obama had hailed Hillary Clinton earlier saying that she is the only person who she believes truly qualified to be the President of the United States. Mrs Obama said she trusts Hillary is truly qualified to shape America’s children for the next four or eight years as she cast this election in the context of family values.