Michelle Obama used her Saturday speech at the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles to drive a wedge further between women who voted for Hillary Clinton and women who voted for Donald Trump, shaming the Trump voters for abrogating their duty to the “most qualified” female candidate.
Speaking to the largely leftist crowd, Obama suggested women might be facing a problem, as a gender, if around half of American women voted for Donald Trump.
“In light of this last election, I’m concerned about us as women and how we think,” she said, according to The Hill. “What is going on in our heads where we let that happen, you know?”
She then implied that women have absorbed sexism, and that’s why women selected a less qualified male candidate over a more qualified female candidate.
“When the most qualified person running was a woman, and look what we did instead, I mean that says something about where we are,” she continued. “That’s what we have to explore, because if we as women are still suspicious of one another, if we still have this crazy, crazy bar for each other that we don’t have for men … if we’re not comfortable with the notion that a woman could be our president compared to … what, then we have to have those conversations with ourselves as women.”
It is, of course, entirely possible that women are capable of independent thought, and are not influenced by the general “sexism” of their Patriarchal community, and in comparing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump decided that they would rather vote for Donald Trump based on any number of factors including, but not limited to, that he was not Hillary Clinton.
It’s also deeply ironic that Obama, at a conference meant to “unite” women, used her speech to criticize other women rather than making even a vain attempt at finding common ground. Feminism!