Michelle Obama attacks Trump over sexual assault comments

Obama will speak at a party event in Pennsylvania later Thursday, then at a Clinton rally in OH on Friday.Since the Democratic convention, where her speech on the first night was widely regarded as perhaps the highlight of the four-day gathering, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of Hillary Clinton’s top surrogates, as she’s cast Clinton’s GOP opponent, Donald Trump, as unfit to be a moral leader for the nation.”An at-times emotional Obama admitted that she “couldn’t stop thinking about” the comments made by Trump and had to address them in her speech”.It has shaken me to my core in a way I couldn’t have predicted. “It’s like a magnet”.After she introduced herself, he “kissed me directly on the mouth”, she told the Times. “You can do anything”.Michelle Obama earlier said she “was shaken to the core” by Trump’s comments on a 2005 tape in which he brags about how his fame allowed him to “do anything” to women.She continued: “This was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behaviour”.Meanwhile, Shameless star Emmy Rossum shared a string of tweets on Thursday, both praising Obama during her speech and then writing in disgust of Trump’s speech, which took place shortly afterwards. “This is disgraceful. It is intolerable”.”It doesn’t matter what party you belong to – Democrat, Republican, independent – no woman deserves to be treated this way”. It’s about basic human decency. “It’s about right and wrong”, Obama said.Also on the stump for Clinton was Vice President Joe Biden, who called Trump’s remarks the “textbook definition of sexual assault” during an event in Nevada on Thursday, saying it is consistent with the other ways Trump has “abused power”.On Oct. 12, several women came forward to accuse Trump of sexually assaulting them, Slate reports. Mindy McGillivray has accused him of groping her posterior at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida in 2003.Denying the allegations of sexual assault, he called them “coordinated, vicious attack” from the media and Hillary Clinton campaign. Or maybe we don’t want to believe that there’s still people out there who think so little of us as women. “And the people that said them fully understand”.He said he has “substantial evidence to dispute these lies” and would do so at an “appropriate time”. The speech from the popular first lady underscored her mastery of the bully pulpit, even as she nears the end of two terms in an administration where she often avoided the rough and tumble of politics to focus her efforts on less controversial policy issues such as healthy eating.

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