Donald Trump Fires Back at Michelle Obama

Just as First Lady Michelle Obama tore into Donald Trump this past week without once mentioning his name, the GOP presidential nominee only referred to her as President Obama's wife when he fired back during a rally in North Carolina on Friday. After referring to the country's current leadership as a bunch of “losers” and “babies,” Trump said all Obama and “his wife” want to do is “campaign” for his opponent Hillary Clinton. “And I see how much his wife likes Hillary,” he 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's that? I don't hear that.”

Trump previously brought up this line of attack against the first lady during his second debate with Clinton. He is referring to a line Michelle Obama delivered in 2007 when her husband was running against Clinton in the Democratic primary. “One of the things, the important aspects of this race, is role modeling what good families should look like,” she said at the time. “And my view is that if you can't run your own house, you certainly can't run the White House.” After that quoted ended up leading The Drudge Report, the Obama campaign denied that she was making any direct reference to Hillary Clinton, saying that “the only family Mrs. Obama was talking about was the Obama family.”