Donald Trump, after a night of jabs at opponent Hillary Clinton, took a few shots at First Lady Michelle Obama at a rally Friday in North Carolina.
The GOP candidate told his audience “all she wants to do is campaign.” He took it farther by accusing her of attacking Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries.
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Trump’s criticism of the FLOTUS didn’t stop with just one comment, though. He also mentioned that she insinuated that the Clintons have a broken home. “But wasn’t she the one that originally started the statement, if you can’t take care of your home — right? — you can’t take care of the White House or the country,” Trump said.
He was citing a 2007 speech she made in Chicago where the First Lady said: “if you can’t run your own house, you can’t run the White House.” But both President Obama and Michelle have denied they were speaking about the Clintons. At a campaign event soon after, she gave context to her comment.
“So our view was that, if you can’t run your own house, you certainly can’t run the White House. So, so we’ve adjusted our schedules to make sure that our girls are first,” she said.
No response has yet come forward from the Office of the First Lady or the White House on Trumps remarks in North Carolina.