Former first lady Michelle Obama lamented over the messages young people are receiving from the White House on Tuesday when she said, “Many of the young people today, they only know Barack Obama as their president and what that standard felt like, and what kind of messages were being talked about.”
Appearing as a keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Obama wistfully talked about life under her husband’s presidency and stated that young people may be confused, because “they grew up only under hope and possibility, and options and opportunity, and creating more space.” She noted, “I think they will feel some of what’s happening now as intrinsically not what they were taught.”
Obama never called President Trump out by name, but her comments were clearly a scathing reference to the current administration.
Last month, Obama criticized women who voted for Trump, saying they “voted against their own voice.” She also claimed that the White House was being led by fear.
On Tuesday, the former first lady said that there are key differences for today’s youth, saying young people are “less tolerant of obvious inequities” than in the past.
“I think that this generation will look at what is happening now in the world and they will say, ‘This doesn’t feel right because this wasn’t what I was taught.'”
Video of the first lady can be watched below:
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