Here’s What Michelle Obama Has to Say About the Allegations Against Donald Trump
Donald Trump’s behavior in recent days has had people freaking out. Now, the continuing allegations that are coming out against the Republican presidential candidate are becoming more common and more disturbing. The fact that he walked in on underage girls changing (and bragged about it) and now has been accused outright of sexual assault is more disturbing than one can possibly express. Though Michelle Obama, eloquent as always, did her best, and you need to hear what she had to say.
During her speech at an event for Hillary Clinton in Manchester, New Hampshire, Michelle Obama discussed the sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump. Things got very emotional, and the First Lady revealed this situation has “shaken me to my core.”
“Last week, we saw this candidate actually bragging about sexually assaulting women,” she said, continuing, “And I can’t believe that I’m saying that a candidate for President of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women. And I have to tell you that I can’t stop thinking about this. It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted.”
She went on to say, “I feel it so personally. And I’m sure that many of you do too.” And nailed it with, “It’s like that sick sinking feeling you get when you’re walking down the street minding your own business. Some guy yells out vulgar words about your body. Or when you see that guy at work that stands just a little too close, stares just a little too long, you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. It’s that feeling of terror and violation that too many women have felt when someone has grabbed them or forced himself on them and they’ve said no but he didn’t listen.”
Then blatantly stated, “This is disgraceful. It is intolerable. Doesn’t matter what party you belong to. No woman deserves to be treated this way. No one deserves this kind of abuse. I know it’s a campaign, but this isn’t about politics. It’s about basic human decency. It’s about right and wrong.”
Be sure to watch the entire thing for yourself. You won’t regret it. (Her speech starts around the 24:30 mark.)
What do you think about what Michelle Obama has to say about Donald Trump? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t Vox; photos via Paul Morigi, Joe Raedle/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
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Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!