First Lady Michelle Obama is back on the campaign trail for Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
On Wednesday, FLOTUS stopped by La Salle University in Philadelphia to stump for the former Secretary of State where she sang Clinton’s praises, calling her the “most qualified candidate.”
“Experience matters. Preparation maters. Temperament matters. And Hillary Clinton has it all. She’s the real deal,” she said to applause.
But Michelle Obama also had some pretty harsh words for Clinton’s opponent, Donald Trump, the New York Times wrote.
“If a candidate is erratic and threatening; if a candidate traffics in prejudice, fears and lies on the campaign trail; if a candidate thinks that not paying taxes makes you smart, or that it’s good business when people lose their homes; if a candidate regularly and flippantly makes cruel and insulting comments about women, about how we look, how we act — well, sadly, that’s who that candidate really is,” Mrs. Obama said.
“That is the kind of president they will be. When making life-or-death, war-or-peace decisions, a president can’t just pop off or lash out irrationally. We need an adult in the White House. I guarantee you,” she added.
FLOTUS also didn’t back down from mentioning Trump’s role in starting the birtherism movement in the U.S., which questioned the citizenship of her husband President Obama.
“There are those who questioned and continue to question for the past eight years whether my husband was even born in this country,” Obama said to boos, CNN noted.
“And let me say: hurtful, deceitful questions deliberately designed to undermine his presidency. Questions that cannot be blamed on others or swept under the rug by an insincere sentence uttered at a press conference.”
And with polls showing that 30 percent of millennials saying they’re voting for a third-party candidate, FLOTUS warned the crowd of young Americans that to do so or not vote at all, is a vote for Trump.
“You could also help swing an entire precinct for Hillary’s opponent with a protest vote or by staying home out of frustration,” Mrs. Obama said. “Because here’s the truth: Either Hillary Clinton or her opponent will be elected president this year. And if you vote for someone other than Hillary, or if you don’t vote at all, then you are helping to elect Hillary’s opponent.”
It’s smart for Clinton to use Obama to garner up votes. According to CNN, FLOTUS is one of Clinton’s most popular surrogates, having a 60 percent approval rating by the public.