Michelle Obama Says Trump Is Like A ‘Bad Parent’ For America
Michelle Obama thinks Trump has been negligent to America, similar to how certain parents will just let their kids do whatever the hell they want.
“I think what we see is what happens when we take things for granted,” she told Simmons President Helen Drinan during the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston. “For the eight years Barack was president, it was like having the ‘good parent’ at home. The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time.”
She continued, “And now we have the other parent. We thought it’d feel fun, maybe it feels fun for now because we can eat candy all day and stay up late, and not follow the rules… “I think it’s gonna take young people, the next generation of leaders, to determine what they want to be. Voting has to be part of that equation.”
Then, “I think about what I’ve learned from my husband, and I’ve learned watching him be a leader. And a lot of what I’ve learned about temperament and patience that really comes from him. I think he was born with that DNA.”
She continued, “What I learned is that as he said, the arc of history is long, and what we’re here to do is make a mark. And you do what you do because you know it’s the right thing to do, not because you’ll get credit for it, or because it says something about your personal legacy. You do the work because you’re slowly moving the needle. There are times in history when we feel like you’re going backward, but that’s part of the growth.”