Former first lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday that women who voted against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election did so at the cost of “their own voice.”
Obama, conferring on a stage with author Roxane Gay at the Inbound 2017 conference in Boston, discussed female voters as well as President Donald Trump.
“Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice,” Obama said about Clinton’s presidential bid. Her comments garnered a round of applause from those gathered at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
“It doesn’t say as much about Hillary — and everybody’s trying to worry about what it means for Hillary,” she said. “What does this mean for us, as women that we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, ‘He [Trump] is better for me. His voice is more true to me.’ To me that just says, you don’t like your voice. You like the thing you’re told to like.”