Saturday at the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles, former first lady Michelle Obama discussed the 2016 presidential election and asked the audience how we allowed it to happen.
Obama said, “Sorry, in light of this last election, I’m concerned about us as women and how we think. And what is really going on. What is going on in our heads where we let that happen, you know?”
She continued, “When the most qualified person running was a woman, and look what we did instead, I mean that says something about where we are. Forget everybody else. 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 are still doing that today. 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.”
James Woods took the time to Educate the former first lady as to how elections work and who actually allowed this to happen:
Woods tweeted: You didn’t “let” anything happen. The citizens of the United States, through the power of the Constitution, duly elected a President of their choice. May come as a shock to you, madam, but the People speak in America. We don’t do what you “let” us do.
You didn’t “let” anything happen. The citizens of the United States, through the power of the Constitution, duly elected a President of their choice. May come as a shock to you, madam, but the People speak in America. We don’t do what you “let” us do. https://t.co/LONhWHMxsE
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 6, 2018
Twitter users joined in,
@MichelleObama So women should only vote for women?? And if a woman does not vote for a woman, there is some thing sinister about it?? Ah, identity politics in action.
— Dave Zuanc 🇺🇸 (@DZuanc) May 6, 2018
@MichelleObama just so you know, your HUSBAND RUINED THIS COUNTRY. We the people did not want another disaster like him.
— cherokeenatv46 (@cherokeenatv46) May 6, 2018
Not the boss of me, ma’am.
— Julie Jam (@SmallTownJuJu) May 6, 2018
We didn’t vote for her because she was a woman, we simply voted for the most qualified “PERSON” which so happend to be male. Dems vote by gender/race for purely political reasons. They underestimate us as Americans.
— Carlos (@dasilvacm) May 6, 2018
So tired of other women telling me as a “woman” how I should think or vote. The arrogance of this woman and sense of entitlement is astounding.
— kimmitx (@kimmiintx) May 6, 2018
Oh yes, nothing like Michelle Obama taking women back decades and shaming/guilting them into thinking and voting a certain way hahahah how ‘progressive’ of her!
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) May 6, 2018