Speaking at the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston on Thursday, former First Lady Michelle Obama described millions of middle class Americans who voted for Donald Trump as little kids who just want to “eat candy all day and stay up late and not follow the rules.”
She also likened her husband, former president Barack Obama, to the “good parent” who tried to keep the American house in order, and claimed that Hillary Clinton was "way more perfect" than Trump.
"I always sorta felt like the eight years Barack was president, it was sort of like having the ‘good parent’ at home. The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time," Michelle said.
“And now perhaps we have the other parent in the house,” she added. “We thought it’d feel fun — maybe it feels fun to some for now because we can eat candy all day and stay up late and not follow the rules.”
I’d just like to point out – for the 4,753rd time, it seems – that this is exactly how America ended up with Trump in the first place.
This, right here.
It was this condescending attitude towards millions of Americans who were understandably fed up with destructive Obama-era policies.
It was this scolding disdain for Midwestern farmers and Appalachian coal miners and middle-class parents trying to pay their crazy health insurance premiums, and the constant suggestion that these millions of hardworking people were just a bunch of ignorant, uneducated backwoods yokels who’re too stupid to know what’s good for them.
It was the arrogant derision of people struggling to pay their mortgages and find jobs as little idiots who just want to “eat candy all day,” as opposed to actual Americans who simply wanted to feel like their lives and families weren’t being overtaken by government.
THIS is how we got Trump. This attitude, right here.
So keep talking, Michelle.
And those stupid American "children" you despise so much? They’ll keep voting.
Here's Michelle's full speech, if you can stomach it. Feel free to be summarily insulted around the 11:30 mark.