Speaking on diversity at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women this Tuesday, Michelle Obama spoke of the importance of bringing in people from all walks of life to ensure that your party is getting a broad range of perspectives on every issue.
She noted that the color and gender contrast in Congress was noticble when she attended State of the Union addresses.
“On one side of the room, it’s literally gray and white. Literally, that’s the color palette on one side of the room,” Obama said. “On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone. Because one side: all men, all white. On the other side: some women, some people of color.”
She said she saw the difference and thought “no wonder people don’t trust politics.”
“We’re not even noticing what these rooms look like,” she continued.
“Until we are ready to fight for that – which means some people have to be willing to give up their seats to make room, or you need to be ready to add more seats – I think we’re going to continue to struggle,”
And of course conservatives immediately took to social media to attack the former first lady:
Michelle Obama has always been a racist pig. She has never had anything to offer this world and never will.
— Karen Galbraith (@20_gibby) October 4, 2017
Now now Michelle that was quite racist don’t you think? Typical democrat mindset. #MAGA
— Mary (@woman4trump45) October 4, 2017
Ashamed that she was ever First Lady. Such ignorant statements come out of her mouth this is what keeps the division going.Shes disgraceful
— Mattie (@MattiesWorld) October 4, 2017
Nothing worse than a black racist man.
— J.P. Cog (@jpcognito) October 4, 2017