Transcript for Michelle Obama Slams Trump's Treatment of Women
And last week we saw this candidate actually bragging about sexually assaulting women and I can't believe that I'm saying that. A candidate. For president of the United States. Has bragged about sexually assaulting women. This is not something that we can ignore. It's not something we can just sweep under the rug as just another disturbing footnote enough that election season. Because this was not just allude conversation this wasn't just locker room banter. This was a powerful individual. Speaking freely and openly. About sexually predatory behavior. And actually bragging about kissing and groping women using language so obscene that many of us were worried about our children hearing it. When we turn on the TV. And to make matters worse than it now seems very clear that this isn't an isolated incident. It's one of countless example of how he has treated women his whole life and I have to tell you that I listen all of this. And I feel it's so personally. And I'm sure that many of you do too particularly the women. The shameful comments. About our Byron. The disrespect of our ambitions and intellect of the belief that. You can do anything you want to a woman. It is cool. It's it's frightening. And the truth is it hurts. This is not normal. This is not college. I have. This grateful. It'd been following up. And it doesn't matter what party you. Democrat Republican independent no woman deserve to be treated this way none of us deserve. But that's and then about politics. It's about basic human decency. And we simply cannot endure this or expose our children to this any longer not for another minute. And let alone for four years. And the third and. Stand up and say enough. In enough. That's not good not great news. If all of it's painful to us as grown women. What do you think this is doing to our children. What messages are little girls hearing about who they should look. Like how they should act. What lessons are they learning about their value as professionals. As human beings. About their dreams and aspirations. And how is this affecting. Men and boys in this country. Because I can tell you that the men in my life do not talk about women like this and I know that my family. Let's be very clear strong then. Strong in men who are truly role models don't need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.
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