Inquiring minds want to know.
Obama attended a charity event in Edinburgh Tuesday evening for her first official international appearance since leaving the White House. The event was organized by The Hunter Foundation.
According to the Daily Mail, while referring to Trump, our forever FLOTUS said: “There’s something wrong with us as women that we would make that choice… we can’t be okay with mediocrity with men, but demand excellence from women.”
Although she didn’t mention Trump by name, Obama reportedly made it clear that ‘the last election in my country does not give me hope,’ according to The Scotsman.
And in his first major high-profile speech since leaving office, President Barack Obama pulled no punches when discussing today’s grave political climate calling it “strange and uncertain,” during a speech to honor the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth in South Africa.
Barack Obama took aim at Trump too, without directly saying his name.
Does anyone want to utter his name?
An estimated 14,000 people turned out in Johannesburg for the speech to hear Obama speak at Cricket stadium. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Mandela’s widow Graca Machel joined him for the annual Nelson Mandela Lecture.
While not mentioning Donald Trump directly, Obama took aim at him saying he uses “politics of fear, resentment, retrenchment,” likely referring to Trump’s many, angry Twitter rants.
“With each day’s news cycles bringing more head-spinning and disturbing headlines, I thought maybe it would be useful to step back for a moment and try to get some perspective.”
“Those in power seek to undermine every institution … that gives democracy meaning,” he said.
Obama continued saying “utter loss of shame among political leaders when they’re caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more.” He said democracy is on the line with such lies.
Obama reminded the audience “we’ve been through darker times. We’ve been through lower valleys,” but he closed by offering a glimmer of hope when he shared “I say if people can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.”
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