Skip to main content

tv
Trump
Archive
  Michelle Obama Speaks Out About Latest Allegations Against Donald Trump  CSPAN  October 13, 2016 11:07pm-11:30pm EDT

11:07 pm
tell us, what is the most urgent issue for the president and 2017?ss to address in our competition is open to all middle school or high school students grades six through 12, with $100,000 awarded in prices. students can work alone or in a group of up to three to produce a five minute documentary on the issue selected, include some c-span programming, and. also explore opposing acquaintance the cash prizes will be awarded and shared between 150 students and 53 students, and the grand prize of $5,000 will go to the students or team with the best entry. the deadline is january 20, 2017. mark your calendars and help us spread the word to student film maker. for more information, go to our website, studentcam.org. announcer: first lady michelle obama campaign for hillary clinton in manchester, new hampshire and make remarks on donald trump.
11:08 pm
we are joining the event a few minutes after the start. mrs. obama: so, while i would love to pretend nothing is and dong come out here my speech, that would be dishonest and disingenuous, like this was all just a bad dream. this is not something we can ignore. not something we can sweep under the rug, as just another disturbing footnote in a sad election season. because this was not just a lewd conversation. this was not just locker room banter. this was a powerful individual , speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behavior. and actually bragging about kissing and groping women, using language so obscene that many of us are worried about our children hearing it when we turn on the tv. and to make matters worse, it now seems very clear that this
11:09 pm
isn't an isolated incident. it's one of countless examples of how he has treated women his whole life. and i have to take you that i have listened to all of this, and i feel it so personally, and i'm sure that many of you do, too, particularly the women. the shameful comments about our bodies. the disrespect of our ambitions and intellect, the belief that you can do anything you want to a woman? it is cruel. it is frightening. and the truth is, it hurts. it hurts. it is like that sick, sinking feeling you get when you're walking down the street, minding your own business, and some guy yells out vulgar words about your body. or when you see that guy at work that stands just a little too close, stares a little too long, and makes you feel uncomfortable
11:10 pm
in your own skin. it's that feeling of terror and violation, that too many women have felt when someone has grabbed them, or forced himself on them, and they said no, but he didn't listen. something that we know happens on college campuses and countless other places, every single day. it reminds us of stories we heard from our mothers and grandmothers about how, back in their day, the boss could say and do whatever he pleased to the women in the office, and even though they worked so hard, jumped over every hurdle to prove themselves, it was never enough. we thought all of that was ancient history, didn't we? and so many have worked for so many years to end this kind of violence and abuse and disrespect, but here we are, in 2016, and we are hearing these exact same things every day on the campaign trail.
11:11 pm
we are drowning in it. and all of us are doing what women have always done. we are trying to keep our heads above water. just trying to get through it. trying to pretend like this doesn't really bother us. maybe because we think that admitting how much it hurts makes us, as women, look weak. maybe we are afraid to be that vulnerable. maybe we've grown accustomed to swallowing these emotions and staying quiet, because we've seen that people often won't take our word over his. or maybe we don't want to believe that there are still people out there who think so little of us as women. too many are treating this as just another day's headlines, as if our outrage is overblown or unwarranted, as if this is
11:12 pm
normal. just politics as usual. but new hampshire, yeah, be clear, this is not normal. this is not politics as usual. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: this is disgraceful. it is intolerable, and it does not matter what party you belong to, democrat, republican, independent, no woman deserves to be treated this way. none of us deserve this kind of treatment. [cheers and applause] and i know it is a campaign, but this isn't about politics. it's about basic, human decency. it's about right and wrong. and we simply cannot endure this or expose our children to this any longer.
11:13 pm
not for another minute, and let alone, for four years. now is the time for all of us to stand up and say, enough is enough. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: this has got to stop right now. because consider this. if all of this is painful to us as grown women, what do you think this is doing to our children? what messages are our little girls hearing, about who they should look like, how they should act? what lessons are they learning about their value as professionals, as human beings, about their dreams and aspirations? and how is this affecting men and boys in this country? because i can tell you that the men in my life do not talk about women like this.
11:14 pm
and i know that my family does not. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: and to dismiss this as everyday, locker room talk, is an insult to decent men everywhere. {cheers and applause] mrs. obama: the men that you and i know don't treat women this way. they are loving fathers, who are sickened by the thought of their daughters being exposed to this kind of vicious language about women. they are husbands and brothers and sons, who don't tolerate women being treated and demeaned and disrespected. and, like us, these men are worried about the impact this election is having on our boys, who are looking for role models, of what it means to be a man. [cheers and applause]
11:15 pm
mrs. obama: in fact, someone recently told me a story about their six-year-old son, who one day was watching the news. they were watching the news together. the little boy said, i think hillary clinton will be president. and his mom said, why do you say that? and this little six-year-old said because the other guy called someone a piggy, and you cannot be president if you call someone a piggy. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: so, even a six-year-old knows better. a six-year-old knows that this is not how adults behave, this is not how decent human beings behave, and certainly not how someone who wants to be president of the united states behaves. ]cher and applaus mrs. obama: because, let's be very clear, strong men, men who are truly role models, don't need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.
11:16 pm
people who are truly strong lift others up. people who are truly powerful bring others together, and that is what we need in our next president. we need someone who is a uniting force in this country, someone who will heal the wounds that divide us, someone who truly cares about us and our children, someone with strength and compassion to lead this country forward. and let me tell you, i'm here today because i believe with all of my heart that hillary clinton will be that president. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: see, we know that hillary is the right person for the job, because we have seen her character and commitment, not just in this campaign, but over the course of her entire life. the fact is that hillary embodies so many of the values that we try so hard to teach our young people.
11:17 pm
we tell our young people, work hard in school, get a good education. we encourage them to use that education to help others, which is exactly what hillary did with her college and law degrees, advocating for kids with disabilities, fighting for children's health care as first lady, affordable childcare in the senate. we teach our kids the value of being a team player, which is what hillary exemplified when she lost the 2008 election, and actually agreed to work for her opponent as our secretary of state. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: earning skyhigh approval ratings, serving her country, once again. we also teach our kids that you don't take shortcuts in life, and you strive for meaningful success, in whatever job you do.
11:18 pm
hillary has been a lawyer, a law professor, first lady of arkansas, first lady of the united states, a u.s. senator, secretary of state, and she has been successful in every role, gaining more experience and exposure to the presidency than any candidate in our lifetime. more than barack, more than bill, and yes, she happens to be a woman. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: and finally, we teach our kids that when you hit challenges in life, you don't give up. you stick with it. well, during her four years as secretary of state alone, hillary has faced her share of challenges. she has traveled to 112 countries, negotiated a cease-fire, a peace agreement, a release of dissidents. she spent 11 hours testifying
11:19 pm
before a congressional committee. we know that when things get tough, hillary doesn't complain. she doesn't blame others. she doesn't abandon ship for something easier. no, hillary clinton has never quit on anything in her life. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: so, in hillary, we have a candidate who has dedicated her life to public service, someone who has waited her turn and helped out while waiting. she is an outstanding mother. she has raised a phenomenal young woman. she is a loving, loyal wife. she is a devoted daughter, who cared for her mother, until her final days. and if any of us had raised a daughter like hillary clinton, we would be so proud.
11:20 pm
[cheers and applause] mrs. obama: we would be proud. and regardless of who her opponent might be, no one could be more qualified for this job than hillary, no one. and in this election, if we turn away from her, if we just stand by and allow her opponent to be elected, then what are we teaching our children about the values they should hold? about the kind of life they should lead? what are we saying? in our hearts, in our hearts, we all know that if we let hillary's opponent win this election, then we are sending a clear message to our kids, that everything they are seeing and hearing is perfectly ok. we are validating it. we are endorsing it. we are telling our sons that it is ok to humiliate women. we are telling our daughters that this is how they deserve to be treated. we are telling all our kids that
11:21 pm
bigotry and bullying are perfectly acceptable in the leader of their country. is that what we want for our children? >> no. mrs. obama: and remember, we will not just be setting a bad example for our kids, but for our entire world. because for so long, america has been a model for countries across the globe, pushing them to educate their girls, insisting that they give more to their women. but if we have a president who routinely degrades women, who brags about sexually assaulting women, then how can we maintain our moral authority in the world? how can we continue to be a beacon of freedom and justice and human dignity? well, fortunately, new hampshire, here is the beauty. we have everything we need to stop this madness.
11:22 pm
you see, while our mothers and grandmothers were often powerless to change their circumstances, today, we as women have all the power we need to determine the outcome of this election. we have knowledge, we have a voice. we have a vote. and on november 8, we as women, and americans, and decent human beings, can come together and declare that enough is enough. and we do not tolerate this type of behavior in this country. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: remember this, in 2012, women's votes were the difference between barack winning and losing in key swing states, including right here in new hampshire. so, for anyone who might be thinking that their one vote
11:23 pm
does not really matter, or that one person cannot make a difference, consider this. back in 2012, barack won by 20,000 votes, which sounds like a lot. but when you break it down, it was the difference of winning and losing the state was only 66 votes per precinct. just take that it. if 66 people, in each precinct , if they had gone the other way, he would have lost. each of you write here today could help swing and entire precinct and win this election for hillary just by getting yourself, your family and friends and neighbors out to vote. you can do it, right here. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: but, you can also help swing and entire precinct for hillary's opponent for a -- with a protest vote or staying home out of frustration. because here is the truth.
11:24 pm
either hillary clinton or her opponent will be elected president this year. and if you vote for someone other than hillary, or you do not vote at all, you are helping to elect her opponent. and just think about how you will feel, if that happens. imagine waking up on november 9 and looking into the eyes of your daughter or son, or your own eyes as you stare into the mirror. imagine how you will feel, if you had stayed home or did not do everything possible to elect hillary. we simply cannot let that happen. we cannot allow ourselves to be so disgusted, that we just shut off the tv and walk away. and we cannot just sit this out , wringing our hands. we need to recover from our shock and depression and do what women have always done in this country. we need you to roll up your sleeves and get to work.
11:25 pm
because remember this, when they go low -- >> we go high. mrs. obama: yes, we do. [cheers and applause] voting ourselves is a great start, but we also have to step up and start organizing. so, we need you to make calls, and knock on doors, and sign up to volunteer with one of the hillary campaign folks, who are here today just waiting for you. young people and not so young people, get on social media. share your own story of why this election matters. why it should matter for all people of conscience in this country. there is a so much at stake in this election. see, the choice you make november 8 could determine
11:26 pm
whether we have a president who treats people with respect or not. a president who will fight for our kids, for good schools, good jobs for families, and not a president who thinks that women have the right to make their own choices or not. that is just a little bit of what is at stake. so, we cannot afford to be tired or turned off. and we cannot afford to stay home on election day. because on november 8, we have the power to show our children that america's greatness comes from recognizing the innate dignity and worth of all our people. on november 8, we can show our children that this country is big enough to have a place for us all. men and women, folks of every background and walk of life, and that each of us is a precious
11:27 pm
part of this great american story. and we are always stronger together. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: on november 8, we can show our children that here in america, we reject hatred and fear. and in difficult times, we do not discard our highest ideals. no, we rise up to meet them. we rise up to perfect our union. we rise up to defend our blessings of liberty. we rise up to embody the values of equality and opportunity and madefice that i've always this country the greatest nation on earth. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: that is who we are. and do not ever let anyone tell you differently. hope is important for our young people.
11:28 pm
and we deserve a president who can see those truths in us, a president who can bring us together and bring out the very best in us. hillary clinton will be that president. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: so, for the next 26 days, we need to do everything we can to help her and tim kaine win this election. i know i will be doing it. are you with me? are you all with me? you ready to roll up your sleeves? ready to knock on doors? alright, let's get to work. thank you all. god bless. announcer: tomorrow, president obama delivers remarks for hillary clinton and cleveland, ohio. we will cover the live on c-span 11:15 a.m. eastern. paul ryan this republicans in madison, wisconsin.
11:29 pm
his heart will be live on c-span at 1 p.m. eastern. announcer: watch live coverage of the third debate between hillary clinton and donald trump on wednesday night. 7:30ive review starts at p.m. eastern. the briefing for the debate audience is at 9 p.m. eastern. stay with us for viewer reaction, and putting your calls, tweets, facebook postings. watch using your desktop phone or tablet on c-span.org. listen with the three c-span radio app.downloaded from the app store or google play. announcer: donald trump spoke at a campaign rally in west palm beach, florida, where he denied allegations of sexual assault. his remarks were in response