No, Michelle Obama isn’t running for president — but she does have some thoughts about the guy who’s taken up residency in her old home.
While speaking at the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston on Thursday, the former first lady addressed the Trump presidency using parenting as the perfect metaphor to describe everything that has conspired since her husband left office.
“I think what we see is what happens when we take things for granted,” Obama said. “I always felt like for the eight years Barack was president, it was like having the ‘good parent’ at home. The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time.”
“And now we have the other parent. We thought it’d feel fun, maybe it feels fun for now because we can eat candy all day and stay up late, and not follow the rules,” she continued. “We’re gonna at a point in time look at those two experiences and see how we feel.”
To get back to the ‘good parent,’ Michelle emphasized that it boils down to one thing: voting.
“I think it’s going to take young people, the next generation of leaders, to really determine what kind of world they want to be in — and voting has got to be a part of that equation,” she explained.
You can watch the full speech in the video above. Her parenting remarks begin at the 11:30 mark.
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