First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama said Thursday that Republican nominee Donald Trump bragging on a 2005 tape about his fame allowing him to “do anything to women” shook her to the core.

Speaking at a campaign rally in New Hampshire for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Mrs. Obama called the comments “shocking and demeaning.” She also dismissed Trump’s claim that the remarks 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.”

Mrs. 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.”

Mrs. Obama went onto say the comments were forcing women to recollect painful memories of when they were harassed in their offices or sexually assaulted.

“The truth is it hurts. It hurts,” she said.

“It’s like that sick, sinking feeling you get when you are walking down the street, minding your own business and some guy yells out vulgar words about your body or when you see that guy at work that stands a little too close, stares a little too long and makes you feel uncomfortable in your own skin,” she said, as the crowd went silent.

While she didn’t mention her husband, President Barack Obama, she said Trump’s comments did not reflect how the men in her family discuss women.

“I can tell you the men in my life do not talk about women like this. I know my family is not unusual,” she said adding, “they are loving fathers who are sickened by the thought of their daughters being exposed to this kind of vicious language about women.”

Mrs. Obama’s comments are some of the most forceful of a week in which scores of Republican leaders abandoned Trump after a 2005 video became public in which the GOP nominee is heard bragging about how his fame allowed him to “do anything” to women. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., who is in a tight re-election campaign, said over the weekend that she no longer plans to vote for him.

Trump has played down the comments, insisting they were “locker room talk” and that he never did anything of the things he bragged about on the tape. Since then, the New York Times and the Palm Beach Post reported stories about three women who alleged Trump had inappropriately touched them. Separately, a People Magazine reporter wrote a detailed first-person account of being attacked by Trump while interviewing the businessman and his wife, Melania Trump.

Trump denies the allegations.

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20 thoughts on “Michelle Obama Blasts Trump, Says His Comments On Women ‘Demeaning’

  1. common on said:

    All this bashing of Trump but the Obamas and others cannot produce anything from Hillary’s track record that mattered, she has been in this political arena for some 30+ years and cannot produce any involvements, accomplishment, issues for the betterment of anything, The Obamas cannot produce anything themselves, they did not feel this way about Hillary a few years ago so why the 360 degree turn around? Hillary has a track record that’s void of many issues she could have involved herself in but I don’t see it.

  2. common on said:

    At least Trump is not part of the buddy system in Washington, they know this and don’t want him there, this is a man who hates what these dems and reps has done to this nation, and I think he’s serious about over hauling Washington, I’m going to give him a chance, Hillary will just keep the same old school political way of doing things. Yes Trump is no nonsense and I think that’s what is needed.

  3. common on said:

    We must come to the reality that we have(including Michelle) has been guilty of accepting it all, we can’t just call out one man when this type of behavior has been prevalent everywhere. Women twerk and throw the #p around, so enough already, we can’t act like we don’t know. Michelle this is nothing new to you.

  4. Trina Kinney Moss on said:

    Don’t fall for the okie doke folks. Trump and his surrogates are masters at deflection. He is making his dumb cluck supporters think exposure of HIS naracistic deranged self is an attack on YOU!!!
    Stop the attacks on each other it’s all a part of the diabolical plan to divide and conquer.

  5. hoodtechie on said:

    michelle is full of it just like her dumbo eared husband.i see she can invite jay-z to the white house but overlooks his lyrics on woman(bitches,hoes etc…) and has the nerve to scorn trump.i’m voting trump 2016,black people need a wake up call.it is time we stop demanding other people do for us when we can do for ourselves.other races have outpaced us economically and socially.democrats have really neutered us as a race,it’s time for real change in our communities.

  6. Lilbit on said:

    Why isn’t First Lady not outraged at black rappers…. how do you know that she’s not, just because she didn’t call out rappers??? The difference here is RAPPERS are not running for the Presidency!! And to my knowledge Everyone if they believe it or NOT have a plate form rappers included!!!!!

  7. Michelle Obama is being disingenuous with regards to Trump’s statements when she shows reverence towards Bill Clinton and ignores the women accusing him of rapes and sexual assaults.

    “Bill Clinton’s long history of sexual violence.” By Daniel J. Harris and Teresa Hampton. June 21, 2004. Capitol Hill Blue.

  8. STOPTHEKILLINGS on said:

    FIRST MRKNOWITALL WHO THINKS HE KNOWS IT ALL, SHUT UP. YOU ARE IGNORANT. WHY IS IT THAT WHEN PEOPLE CALL THAT IDIOT OUT ON THE STUPID STUFF HE SAYS IDOTIC PEOPLE SUCH AS YOURSELF HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY? YOU DO KNOW THAT HE THINKS NOTHING OF YOU LOWLIFE REDNECK WHITE TRASH RIGHT? HE USES HIS WORDS TO RILE DUMMIES LIKE YOU UP, HMMM, I SEE IT IS WORKING. SO UNEDUCATED. WELL IF YOU ARE OK WITH HIM TALKING LIKE THAT TO THE WOMEN IN YOUR FAMILY GOOD FOR YOU, HELL YO PROBABLY SLEEP WITH THE WOMEN IN YOUR FAMILY, THAT’S WHAT YOU ALL DO, RAPIST, BIGOTS, IDIOTS. WELL THEN I SAY IF YOU BELIEVE IT’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR HIM TO SAY THEN IT’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ANY MAN TO SAY AND DO TO YOUR FEMALE FAMILY MEMBERS. SO DON’T GET MAD WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOUR DAUGHTER, HELL WHY WAIT, JUST CONTINUE TO DO IT YOURSELF. PLEASE GO PLAY IN TRAFFIC. YOUR DADDY SHOULD HAVE USED A CONDOM OR YOUR MAMA SHOULD HAVE SWALLOWED, THAT WOULD HAVE KEEP THE INBREEDING DOWN…BYE FOOL….

  9. mrknowitall on said:

    What isn’t Michelle Obama outraged at the black rap singers for the disrespectful talk about women?
    The answer is very obvious, she has a racist double standard.

    • And President Obama helped white liberals and feminists lynch Bill Cosby with his statements against him. But neither he nor the First Lady will say a word about Bill Clinton’s and Al Gore’s alleged sexual assaults.

      Source: “Two More Massage Therapists Accuse Al Gore of Sexual Assault. By Katya Wachtel. June 21, 2010. Business Insider.

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