On Tuesday, during a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Pennsylvania, Michelle Obama spoke out about the racist “birther” rumors that were perpetuated by Donald Trump.
Obama called out Trump and those who believed the lies about her husband’s birthplace during her speech:
‘And let me say, hurtful, deceitful questions, deliberately designed to undermine his presidency, Questions that cannot be blamed on others or swept under the rug by an insincere sentence uttered at a press conference.’
The mention of “an insincere sentence uttered at a press conference” was an obvious reference to Donald Trump’s admission on Sept. 16, after years of lies, that President Obama was born in the United States. During this admission, Trump also tried to pin the birther controversy on Hillary Clinton, telling the audience, “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it.”
The first lady also slammed Donald Trump for his childish behavior and short temper as she compared him to Hillary Clinton. She told the crowd at the rally that, for the job of president of the United States, “We need someone who will take the job seriously, someone who will study and prepare so that they understand the issues better than anyone else on their team. And we need someone with superb judgment in their own right.”
Obama continued, listing the characteristics a president needs and the characteristics Trump definitely doesn’t have. She said, “We also need someone who is steady and measured. Because when making life or death, war or peace decisions, a president can’t just pop out or lash out irrationally. No, we need an adult in the White House.”
Donald Trump, with his pathetic comebacks and immature name calling, has proven throughout the election that, while physically he is an adult, emotionally and with regards to his logic, he is on the same level as most five-year-olds.
Mrs. Obama finished her speech by telling the audience that Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to be president, more qualified than Barack Obama or former president Bill Clinton. Driving home her point, she also added, “And yes, she is a woman.”
Watch Michelle Obama’s full speech from the rally below, via YouTube:
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