On Tuesday, former first lady Michelle Obama attended a Philadelphia womena��s conference, where she explained the difference in color she saw during former President Barack Obamaa��s State of the Union addresses.
Michelle Obama claimed the Republican side of the room was grey and white, while the Democrat side of the room had more color.
a�?Literally, that is the color palette on one side of the room. On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens,a�? Obama said, according to Breitbart. a�?Physically, therea��s a difference in color, in the tone, because on one side all men, all white, on the other side some woman, some people of color.a�?
In light of this color difference, Obama argued that the inability to come to an agreement should come as no surprise.
a�?No wonder we struggle, no wonder people dona��t trust politics, wea��re not noticing what these rooms look like,a�? Obama said.
a�?We should be working actively to mix it up, so wea��re getting a real broad range of perspectives on every issue,a�? she added.
You can see her comments here:
Obama has previously been criticized for expressing the sentiment that white men cannot effectively represent women. She argued that women who voted for President Donald Trump a�?voted against their own voice.a�?
Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren responded that female voters consider other factors before concerning themselves with a politiciana��s race or gender.
Lahren argued that those who voted for Trump a�?choose secure borders, personal responsibility, a strong military, tax reform, smaller government, Obamacare repeala�? and other issues, rather than picking a president who looks like them.
Obama has already begun facing similar criticism for her comments at the Womena��s Convention.
In a tweet, conservative political commentator and high-profile Christian Jack Posobiec let his thoughts regarding Obamaa��s comments be known.
Michelle Obama’s racist outburst in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting was appalling. She must apologize https://t.co/J8qwx3iGCI
a�� Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 4, 2017
a�?Michelle Obamaa��s racist outburst in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting was appalling,a�? he wrote. a�?She must apologize.a�?
Other users criticized the race-based claims made by the former first lady.
“All White” Michelle Obama & her no good husband did nothing but divide the Country along racial lines for 8 years & they’re still doing it!
a�� Righteousas?Crusader (@Craftmastah) October 4, 2017
I’m not ashamed of being Black. I a�?i??white people, hell, ALL people.
Don’t be ashamed of being White.
Michelle Obama is a disgrace. pic.twitter.com/6IT6A44j0G
a�� Tiff?Y�??Y�? (@LATiffani1) October 4, 2017
Obama capped off her statements by reminding the audience that it is a�?harda�? to empathize with people who are not you.
a�?If people havena��t had the experience of being other and out, and you are trying to fix the problem of those folks, ita��s hard to come up with the right answer when you havena��t lived it.a�?
One Twitter user pointed out that Obamaa��s claim that the Republican party is comprised of all white men would be news to his wife, who is Republican.
Michelle Obama says Republicans are all white malesa��.. trying to figure out how to break the news to my Republican wife
a�� Alan Marr (@Amcbi05) October 4, 2017
a�?Michelle Obama says Republicans are all white males a�� trying to figure out how to break the news to my Republican wife,a�? the user quipped.
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