The first lady had blistering words for the GOP nominee Thursday. - From USA TODAY
(Photo: Jim Cole, AP) 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.
"Last week, we saw this candidate actually bragging about sexually assaulting women," the first lady said in Manchester, N.H, "and I can't believe that I'm saying that a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women." She also seemed to allude to reports that surfaced Wednesday night in The New York Times and elsewhere of women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct in years past, saying that "it now seems very clear" the recording released last Friday wasn't "an isolated incident." "The shameful comments about our bodies, the disrespect of our ambitions and intellect, the belief that you can do anything you want to a woman — it is cruel, it's frightening, and the truth is, it hurts," she said of Trump's comments.
"We're telling our sons that it's OK to humiliate women," the first lady said.
"We're telling our daughters that this is how they deserve to be treated.
We're telling all our kids that bigotry and bullying are perfectly acceptable in the leader of their country."