Former first lady Michelle Obama is doubling down on identity politics on the speaking circuit.
This week, Michelle addressed a crowd at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women and described her experience from attending the State of the Union address when her husband was president, saying the Republican side was “all men, all white.”
Breitbart News reports:
“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.”
Michelle also surmised this was the reason why “people don’t trust politics.”
“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.”
This week it’s the race card. Last week, Michelle played the woman card and made headlines when she told a crowd in Boston that female Trump supporters “voted against their own voice” for not supporting Hillary Clinton.
The Hill reports:
“Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice,” Obama said at the Inbound marketing conference in Boston, as reported by The Washington Times.
“It doesn’t say as much about Hillary, and everybody’s trying to worry about what it means for Hillary and no, no, no, what does this mean for us, as women?” she continued.
“That we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, ‘He’s better for me. His voice is more true to me.’ To me that just says, you don’t like your voice. You like the thing you’re told to like.”
Despite her criticism, Obama said she and former President Obama want Trump to be successful as president.
Michelle’s race card and woman card comments are outrageous and divisive.
Last week, I had the opportunity to discuss Michelle’s condescending characterization of female Trump supporters on Fox News’ Fox & Friends Weekend panel.
Watch video here.