Michael Davidson for Hillary for America(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Stumping for Hillary Clinton Thursday, first lady Michelle Obama said the revelations about Donald Trump’s treatment of women over the last week have “shaken me to my core.”
“Last week we saw this candidate actually bragging about sexually assaulting women. I can’t believe I’m saying that a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women. I have to tell you that I — I can’t stop thinking about this. It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted,” Obama said at a Clinton campaign event at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.
Growing emotional as she spoke about the issue, the first lady urged Americans not to ignore Trump’s comments from a 2005 Access Hollywood interview.
“It’s not something we can just sweep under the rug as just another disturbing footnote in a sad election season, because this was not just a lewd conversation,” she continued. “Now is time for us to stand up and say, enough is enough. What do you think this is doing to our children?”
Obama, who has stumped for Clinton several times over the last month, has become one of Clinton’s most effective surrogates on the campaign trail. The first lady’s use of the phrase “When they go low, we go high” at the Democratic National Convention this summer has since become a campaign motto of sorts for the Democratic nominee.
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