Michelle Obama on Donald Trump’s Sexual Assault Comments: ‘They Have Shaken Me to My Core’

First lady Michelle Obama stumps for Hillary Clinton during a speech Oct. 4, 2016, at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina.
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President Obama has "Luther" as his anger translator, and Hillary Clinton has Michelle Obama as her "tell it like it is" translator.

During a stop on Clinton's campaign trail Thursday, the first lady gave a speech that blew away the crowd. Obama's powerful and emotional speech came down on Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women and sexual assault.


“The fact is, in this election we have a candidate for president of the United States who, over the course of his lifetime and the course of this campaign, has said things about women that are so shocking, so demeaning, I simply will not repeat anything here today,” FLOTUS said. “And last week we saw this candidate actually bragging about sexually assaulting women. I can't believe I'm saying that a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women.”

Obama continued to speak about how Trump's comments “have shaken me to my core" and how painful his language is.


“I’m going to get a little serious here,” the first lady said, “because I think we can all agree that this has been a rough week in an already rough election.” She said that remarks from Trump recorded in 2005, in which he crudely described how his celebrity allowed him to sexually assault women without consequence, constituted “hurtful, hateful language.”

“Language that has been painful for so many of us,” she continued. “Not just as women, but as parents trying to protect our children and raise them to be caring, respectful adults. And as citizens who think our nation's leaders should meet basic standards of human decency.”


Take a look at her speech below:

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