Michelle Obama slammed US President Donald Trump for being ‘mediocre’ during a speech at a charity event in Scotland – but ruled herself out of ever running for president.
The Daily Mail reports,
The former First Lady arrived in Edinburgh on Tuesday evening for the charity event organised by The Hunter Foundation and described as her first official international appearance since leaving the White House.
Up to 900 guests packed into the EICC venue in anticipation of hearing Mrs Obama shed light on her time as First Lady during a conversation moderated by five-time Olympic medallist Dame Katherine Grainger.
While talking about Trump, she said: ‘There’s something wrong with us as women that we would make that choice… we can’t be okay with mediocrity with men, but demand excellence from women.’
Her strong words against Trump come just hours after her husband Barack gave a sharp rebuke to Trump by warning that ‘strongman politics are ascendant’ in a speech in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Although she didn’t mention Trump by name, Mrs Obama said ‘the last election in my country does not give me hope,’ according to The Scotsman.