It’s no secret that Donald Trump seems to live in his own world. Even though he’s the legitimate Republican presidential candidate for president, he’s about as well-informed and factually accurate as the typical person who leaves the “most liked” comment on a right-wing blog like Breitbart or InfoWars.
Take for instance the incoherent word salad he let loose Friday afternoon where he showcased his ignorance and stupidity by trying to claim that all the Obamas want to do is campaign, then pushed the idea that Michelle had actually taken “vicious” shots at Hillary Clinton’s personal life in the past.
“We have a president, all he wants to do is campaign. His wife, all she wants to do is campaign. And I see how much his wife likes Hillary,” Trump said. “But wasn’t she the one that originally started the statement, if you can’t take care of your home — right? — you can’t take care of the White House or the country.”
“Where is that? I don’t hear that. I don’t hear that. She’s the one that started that. I said, ‘We can’t say that, it’s too vicious.’ Can you believe it? I said that,” he continued. “They said, well Michele Obama said it. I said she did? Now she said that, but we don’t hear about that.”
I’m sorry, but I can’t help but laugh at him trying to push this idea that he’s superior to Michelle Obama since he found her “attack” on Hillary Clinton “too vicious” to use.
Though the real issue here is that, while Michelle Obama did use words similar to what Trump claimed she said, she wasn’t talking about the Clintons when she said this — she was talking about her own family.
In August 2007, Michelle Obama did say, “If you can’t run your own house, you can’t run the White House.” Some suggested that it may have been a dig at Hillary Clinton and her husband’s affairs, and the line gained attention when it was picked up by the Drudge Report.
Michelle Obama used a similar line at another campaign event that month that provides further context for her remark.
“So our view was that, if you can’t run your own house, you certainly can’t run the White House. So, so we’ve adjusted our schedules to make sure that our girls are first, so while he’s traveling around, I do day trips,” she said.
So, what Michelle was really alluding to was the difficulties that come along with being parents of two young girls and fulfilling the responsibilities of the president and first lady. Basically saying that if they can’t manage to be great parents and deal with the responsibilities of the White House, they shouldn’t be in the White House in the first place.
However, what she was not doing was suggesting that Hillary Clinton wasn’t fit to be president because of Bill’s affairs, which is clearly what Trump was trying to suggest when he went on this babbling tangent.
I couldn’t help but notice the irony of Trump trying to (wrongly) use past comments Michelle Obama had made, obviously trying to claim that Hillary’s marital issues relating to Bill’s infidelity make her unfit for the White House, when he’s the candidate on his third marriage, who has five children from three different women.
But then is just another shining example where Donald Trump, desperate to save his dumpster fire of a presidential campaign, tried reaching to desperate lengths to attack Hillary Clinton — only to make himself look like a complete fool in the process.