Michelle Obama: ‘A candidate for president bragged about sexually assaulting women’

Look for this to lede your presidential news of the day. You don’t often see a first lady denounce a potential successor to her husband as a sexual predator.

Here’s the video:

From the Associated Press:

MANCHESTER, N.H.— Michelle Obama said Thursday she has been “shaken” to the core by comments that GOP Republican nominee Donald Trump made in which he is heard on a 2005 tape bragging about assaulting women because he is famous.

 

Speaking at campaign rally in New Hampshire for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Obama called the comments “shocking and demeaning.” She also dismissed suggestion that they were simply “locker room talk,” saying they were affront to all women, parents and every citizen in United States.

 

“I can’t stop thinking about this. It has shaken to me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted,” the first lady said. “So while I would love nothing more than pretend that this isn’t happening and come out here and do my normal campaign speech, it would be dishonest and disingenuous to just move onto the next thing like this was all a bad dream. This is not something we can ignore.”

 

Obama said the comments made by Trump are part of a long history of demeaning women.

 

“We have a candidate for president of the United States who over the course of his lifetime, over the course of this campaign, has said things about women that are shocking, so demeaning,” she said. “I simply will not repeat anything here today. Last week, we actually saw this candidate bragging about sexually assaulting women. I can’t believe I’m saying that, a candidate for president of the United States bragged about sexually assaulting women.”

 

Obama went onto say that this was not something that should be dismissed, adding that women were hearing these comments and recollecting painful memories of when they were harassed in their offices or sexually assaulted.

 

The GOP nominee has lost support in New Hampshire following the release of a 2005 video in which Trump is heard bragging about how his fame allowed him to “do anything” to women. Sen. Kelly Ayotte said over the weekend that she no longer plans to vote for him.

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Melissa Simmons Canady
Melissa Simmons Canady

Wow....I'm sorry but this is getting out of control!I think it's no secret.. I'm pro ****** But no matter who win this election I'll be ok.. cause I serve a mighty God and ill be taken care of.. some things are just out of our hands.. just saying

Edsel Armstrong
Edsel Armstrong

She just never had to worry about anything like sexy talk around her \U0001f44f\U0001f61c

Cason Martinez
Cason Martinez

i guess it will be ok when Bill gets back in there while Hillary running America in the ground,and Bill getting blow jobs from HER interns that are donating to there foundations lol...

Mitch Bosworth
Mitch Bosworth

"A candidate for president publicly attacked and shamed rape and sexual assault victims.... for being victims."

Jay Smallwood
Jay Smallwood

You and your sorry husnand have been assraping America for eight years...both sexes and all races....and with out the common courtesy of lubricants....moochie....

Jean Mb
Jean Mb

Y'all pointing to Bill and all, but you ignore the fact that the guy was impeached from his presidency...unfortunately that has become your aliby to elect other rapists and sexual abusers who are actually bragging about it, Shame on US, America, we've gone so low

Dale Beavers
Dale Beavers

And the Obamas have had Bayonce Jay-Z in the White House, the lyrics of the latter especially are far worse than anything Trump has said. This called hypocrisy.

Brandon Smith
Brandon Smith

and your husband showed off his erection to many female journalists...

Danny Hoosline
Danny Hoosline

MEDIA... PAY TO PLAY.. By Hillary.... The ELCTION MACHINES ARE RIGGED.... Even if you VOTE TRUMP... Your Vote Moves to HILLARY.......... RIGGED... GET IT..................

Nate Green
Nate Green

Everyone is polarized, there is no center, no moderates...they've managed to blindly deceive the masses yet again but not without permanent damage. This country will stand divided and this election should further polarize the populace. Violence will be the solution.

Bev Cappadonia
Bev Cappadonia

the more these liberal scum point out how bad Trump is...the more I want to make sure he is the next president...keep it up.....

Sherrie Chaney
Sherrie Chaney

You are sick as Hillary! Americans see through your set up right before the debate and we still want Trump to change the administration crooks

Kyle Nikaji
Kyle Nikaji

Im just here to say that mrs obama looks fine!

Thomas McCraw
Thomas McCraw

Mrs. Obama said she was "shaken to her core" by the Donald Trump audio. Was she also shaken to the core by the filthy lyrics she heard when she took her DAUGHTERS to a Jay-Z concert? #Hypocrite

Trudie Carr
Trudie Carr

What about Bill Clinton who rape those women doesn't that shake you to the core also and Hillary how about her and how she when after Bill victims with a vengeance in threaten and humiliating them calling them all kind of names. bimbos, Trailor trash ect and this is who you're our campaigning for. You make me sick and it shakes me to the core isn't that what you said about Trump

Dee Stewart
Dee Stewart

Everybody knows already that she's a he!

Charlotte Fenn
Charlotte Fenn

Looking at these posts all I can say is that our country is in trouble! \U0001f64f\U0001f3fd

Jody Parker
Jody Parker

Whether or not you vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton or maybe you even like Bernie Sanders. What should Disturbed America and be a wake-up call to America is the media's ability to drive their narrative and keep America moving in a Direction that is intentional. I personally do not like being lied to. I for one am not part of you herd I am not cattle. I think one of the greatest defeats that America has suffered in recent years is the ability for our news agencies to become propaganda machines. The really twisted part of it all is the media turns around and explains themselves by saying well this is what America wants to see. It truly does not matter which party that you stand for what should matter at this point in time in history is that we are all being indoctrinated by a media that is being controlled. by whom we do not know for sure, what is their agenda we do not know for sure. We are nothing more than Lemmings walking blindly in the dark and we run around with Passions as if we know what we're doing. confident in some ideology we have embraced. some are even willing to kill.

Susan Brooks
Susan Brooks

I love paying triple for my health care, deductibles, copays, and out-of-pocket. Instead of worrying about what a candidate has said, talk about what they do, such as what your husband has done. Tell us why our ambassador had to die in Benghazi ,why he wasn't removed ,or our embassy closed, or defended, when you tell us that then we will listen to what you have to say.

Dan Marinca
Dan Marinca

for all the wrongs we have done with women as objects of pleasure rather than our sisters we must repent and apoligize and raise the bar of dignity , end prostitution and inclusive education ,lifting people from poverty to prosperity, one day at a time ,empowering people and motivating ourselves in the race of life to provide for our needs and feed our families

Greg Lindquist
Greg Lindquist

Where was she on the Bill Clinton rapes? Or how about the recently released video of her husband showing off his erect junk on a campaign flight?

Tim Scharfstein
Tim Scharfstein

And your husband was the worst president and biggest c--k sucker in American history

Cheryl Clark Hodges
Cheryl Clark Hodges

I refuse to read the article. I cannot listen to a word either of the Obama 's utter

Jackson Wilson
Jackson Wilson

What's the difference between the words Trump used and those used by all the artists that the she has welcomed into the White House for events and command performances?

Roman Glenn Adams
Roman Glenn Adams

The majority of Americans stopped listening to the Obama's speeches about 7 1/2 years ago!

Tim Brooker
Tim Brooker

She would have to attack another woman ugly she is

Donna Heald
Donna Heald

Even worse, a candidate for president said on national tv that if elected, he would use the power of his office to punish his political rival. He should be running for president of Venezuela....,

Gail Hallinan
Gail Hallinan

Everyone seems to forget Bill Clinton and his blatant sexual indiscretions in the White House!

Ashton Yates
Ashton Yates

Racist stupid Redneck's don't care. They still going to vote for Donald dump Trump

Valentin Cortez
Valentin Cortez

It's come down to the lesser of two evils. For all the craziness that Trump brings to the table, roughly half of America believe she is still the more evil one. I happen to be on that half.

Jenny Carroll Gerding
Jenny Carroll Gerding

A former president actually committed the act of sexual assault, but by all means let's campaign to put him & his bride back in the White House!

David Anderson
David Anderson

Or we could vote for the guy who bragged about sexual assault.