Former First Lady Michelle Obama is still having a hard time getting over the result of the 2016 election where controversial New York billionaire Donald Trump managed to get the best of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Barack Obama’s popular wife was speaking at the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles Saturday and made it clear she believes a form of misogyny benefited Trump in the last presidential election.
Mrs. Obama shared that people are more willing to accept major flaws in men and judge women in a harsher way which makes it harder for them to land better positions in society.
The mother of two stated: “In light of this last election, I am concerned about us as women and how we think. What is going on in our heads where we let that happen, you know?”
She went on to explain: “When the most qualified person running was a woman, and look what we did instead, I mean that says something about where we are. That is what we have to explore, because if we as women are still suspicious of one another if we still have this crazy, crazy bar for each other that we do not have for men… if we are not comfortable with the notion that a woman could be our president compared to… what, then we have to have those conversations with ourselves as women.”
The former lawyer concluded by saying: “Watching men fail up is frustrating. It is frustrating watching men blow it, and win.”
Obama’s statements went viral because they seemed to go after Trump’s victory in a significant way. Moreover, it was another opportunity for liberals and conservatives to go at each other.
Democrats miss the fact that Obama is no longer in the White House and lament her decision not to run for president in 2020.
Republicans are tired of hearing about the Obamas and what supposedly went wrong in the 2016 election. The Obama critics say it is time to move on and Trump, despite the fact that his lacks moral high ground, is doing a pretty decent job as president.
Either way, this debate is expected to go on in this country for the next few years.