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Former First Lady Michelle Obama criticized women who did not vote for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday at the Inbound conference in Boston. Obama claimed “as far as I’m concerned, any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice.” She made the remarks during a question and answer segment of the conference with author Roxane Gay.

“Everybody’s trying to wonder, ‘Well, what does this mean for Hillary?” No, no, no, what does it mean for us as women?” Mrs. Obama asked. “That we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, ‘He’s better for me. His voice is more true to me.’ To me that just says, you don’t like your voice. You like the thing you’re told to like.”

While she condemned female Trump supporters, she also maintains that her and Barack both wish President Trump well. “We want the sitting president to be successful because we live in this country,” Obama said. “He is our commander-in-chief. He was voted in. We may not like it, but it happened.” Barack and Michelle Obama both campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.


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Michelle Obama isn’t the only one who came out this month and criticized the 42% of women who voted for Trump in the 2016 election. Two weeks ago, Hillary Clinton herself said in an interview with NPR that some women didn’t vote for her because they were “under tremendous pressure from fathers and husbands and boyfriends and male employers not to vote for “the girl.” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg also said on Tuesday that sexism was a “major, major factor” in the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Stephanie F
FFL Cabinet Member