Several personalities wanted to express their opinion about Republican nominee Donald Trump during his campaign, in more or less subtle ways. The last one to do it was Michelle Obama, who, during her address at City College in New York, on Friday, launched an indirect hit at the businessman.
A subtle, but powerful reference
“And here in America, we don’t give into our fears. We don’t build up walls to keep people out, because we know that our greatness has always depended on contributions from people who were born elsewhere but sought out this country and made it our home,” she said, according to The Huffington Post. “Some folks out there seem to have a very different perspective,” the First Lady added.
During her speech, she never mentioned Trump’s name, but when mentioning “We’re all in this together”, a phrase used during his campaign, it was obvious who Mrs. Obama was referring to.
With this discourse, the First Lady joined a select groups of speakers who have thrown shades at Donald Trump, including President Barack Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary of State John Kerry or even fellow Republican Mitt Romney.
Michelle Obama’s thoughts are backed by one of her husband’s previous declarations, made at the Rutgers University, recently.
Barack Obama joined the ‘subtle club’ as well
“When our leaders express a disdain for facts, when they’re not held accountable for repeating falsehoods, and just making stuff up while actual experts are dismissed as elitist, then we’ve got a problem. The rejection of facts, the rejection of reason and science, that is the path to decline,” Barack Obama said.
Not once has Donald Trump replied with acid comments at similar attacks made by other women, but it will be very interesting to see if he will maintain the same attitude towards the First Lady.