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Published: Fri, October 14, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Michelle Obama brands Donald Trump's treatment of women 'obscene'


Obama had already delivered perhaps the most talked about speech of the campaign so far when she address the DNC back in July, telling the crowd that when faced with the likes of Trump, her family's motto had always been "when they go low, we go high". She never uses Trump's name in her stump speeches, but spent an unusual portion of time today talking about the corrosive effects of "hatred and fear" and political candidates "who brag about sexually assaulting women".

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the South Florida Fairgrounds and Convention Center, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in West Palm Beach, Fla. A third woman, an entertainment reporter for People magazine, said she was sent to interview Trump and his wife, Melania, who was pregnant at the time. "No one deserves this kind of abuse". Trump has fervently denied he acted inappropriately toward any of the women who came forward.

She went on to appeal who have dismissed Trump and his surrogates' claims that his words about groping and kissing women without consent was just "locker room talk". It is not politics as usual.

He added: "I'm exhausted of new politicians who want to go to Washington to demean women". "I can't believe I'm saying that a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women", Obama said.

Mrs. Obama labeled Trump's caught-on-tape comments about "grabbing" women by their genitals and forcibly kissing them "hurtful, hateful language about women".

The Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine told ABC's The View that the latest allegations from several women who said Trump touched or kissed them without permission are "shocking".

First lady Michelle Obama gave a rousing, lengthy speech Thursday hammering Donald Trump for vulgar comments he has made about women. He further promised his supporters that he had evidence that the women's claims were false, and that he'd be presenting it to the public at "an appropriate time". He called them "pure fiction and outright lies".

In the 2005 video, Trump can be heard describing in graphic terms how he uses his star power to force himself upon women.

A second accuser, Rachel Crooks, said she was a 22-year-old receptionist at a real estate company in Trump Tower in 2005 when she encountered Trump outside an elevator one morning. "Maybe we've grown accustomed to swallowing these emotions and staying quiet", Obama said.

She also used the speech to praise Clinton and urge the audience to campaign and vote for Clinton, using a line she has used before.

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