Donald Trump, a desperate man whose campaign strategy is to swing a big stick at anything that moves, has finally taken to attacking First Lady Michelle Obama, calling her one of the “babies” and “losers” who are ruining the country.
“We have bunch of babies running our country, folks. We have a bunch of losers. They’re losers! They’re babies!” Trump said at a rally in North Carolina on Friday.
Then he started in on the Obamas: “We have a president, all he wants to do is campaign. His wife – all she wants to do is campaign. And I see how much his wife likes Hillary. But wasn’t she the one that originally started the statement, ‘If you can’t take care of your home,’ right?”
“I don’t hear that. She’s the one that started that. I said, ‘We can’t say that. It’s too vicious.’ Can you believe it?” Trump continued. “They said, ‘No, Michelle Obama said it.’ I said, ‘She did?’ She said that but we don’t hear about that.”
For what it’s worth, Obama did use the line Trump was alluding to during the bitter 2008 Democratic presidential race. While campaigning in Chicago, Obama said, “If you can’t run your own house, you certainly can’t run the White House,” a remark that was interpreted as a swipe at Clinton.
But nearly a decade later, Obama has become one of Clinton’s toughest, most valuable assets on the campaign trail. She’s also one of the most well-liked first ladies in recent history and was by far the most popular speaker heading into the summer Democratic National Convention, with 58% telling Gallup that they approved of her.
You can watch Trump’s remarks below:
Trump has a new target: Michelle Obama. Good luck with that. pic.twitter.com/9ceWups7ND
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 21, 2016