White House Warns Trump: Don’t Attack Michelle Obama
The White House argued Thursday that Donald Trump will sink his campaign if he keeps attacking women and making lewd comments about them.
The Hill reports:
“I can’t think of a bolder way for Donald Trump to lose even more standing than he already has than by engaging the first lady of the United States,” principal deputy White House press secretary Eric Schultz told reporters aboard Air Force One on Thursday.
Obama tore into Trump’s comments and alleged behavior toward women during a Thursday campaign event for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.
“I can’t believe I’m saying that a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women,” a visibly emotional Obama said.
Trump did not mention the first lady in his own Thursday campaign event, which began moments after Obama’s wrapped up.
Trump has steered clear of criticizing the first lady, sometimes complimenting her instead.
When she slammed the Republican nominee in her prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention in July, Trump said after that she “did a very good job.”
“I liked her speech.”
The first lady has a 64 percent approval rating, a Gallup poll found in August — well above both Trump and Clinton, as well as nearly every major player in politics.
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr.